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How Early Learning and Child Care is Organized in Canada

It’s complicated Each of Canada’s jurisdictions—10 provinces, three territories—has several programs for child care and early childhood education. Theses programs tend to have multiple objectives, such as “giving children the best start in life,” school readiness,...

Types of Child Care in Canada

All provinces/territories license regulated child care services according to their provincial legislation and regulations. Regulated child care services include: centre-based full-day child care regulated family child care school-aged child care most...

Why Child Care Markets don’t Work for Anyone

What is a child care market? Child Care markets are the consequence of governments taking limited interest in, or influence on, how child care is set up, maintained and delivered.  In a child care market, parents who need early learning and child care services assume...

Unregulated Child Care

Today, there is an enormous gap between the number of children of parents in the paid workforce and the availability of regulated child care that is safe, trustworthy, affordable, convenient and of high quality.  Thus, many parents across Canada use unregulated child...