Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

This flagship report from Eurofound, Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services, brings together in-depth contributions in the area of the quality of society and public services, based mainly on research carried out since 2016. Recognizing the fact that the quality of people’s lives is profoundly influenced by their access to… Continue reading Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements

Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories: what do they say and how to they stack up? Child Care Now has analyzed the Multilateral Early learning and Child Care Framework agreement and each of the bilateral agreements in order… Continue reading Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements

Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories

How do the federal/provincial/territorial child care agreements stack up? Child Care Now has released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories. This first-ever comparative assessment of the agreements explains how the provinces and territories intend… Continue reading Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories

The Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Making affordable, high-quality early learning and child care (ELCC) available to all families will grow the economy, promote gender equality, increase women’s labour force participation and enhance children’s well-being. The federal government must play a leadership role to ensure that all children in Canada, regardless of where they live, their ability, family circumstances or culture… Continue reading The Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Study Shows Provincial Policies have Positive Impacts on Child Care Fees

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released the fifth in a series of reports that rank the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. Development Milestones: Child care fees in Canada’s big cities 2018 shows that child care fee have risen faster than inflation in 61% of cities since 2017, with… Continue reading Study Shows Provincial Policies have Positive Impacts on Child Care Fees

The Growth of For-Profit Child Care in Canada

Rapid growth since 2006 For-profit child care—large corporate-type, regional chain and single-owner operations—has grown rapidly in Canada since 2006. Before 2004, the share of total spaces operated as for-profit entities had been dropping steadily, down to 20 per cent of total spaces by 2004. After 2006, however, funding for public child care and expansion of… Continue reading The Growth of For-Profit Child Care in Canada

Canada’s New Early Learning and Child Care Framework

On Jun 12, 2017 the federal government announced a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework (MFA) which sets the foundation for federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together “toward a shared long-term vision where all children can experience the enriching environment of quality early learning and child care that supports children’s development to… Continue reading Canada’s New Early Learning and Child Care Framework

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, early intervention, women’s equality, support for families and poverty reduction.  There is no overall national child care program. However, since… Continue reading How Early Learning and Child Care is Organized in Canada

What would be in a child care-friendly federal budget?

Every child in Canada would be able to access high quality early-learning and child care services within 10 years The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Alternative Federal Budget 2019, No Time to Lose, proposed a revised approach to Canada’s early learning and child care (ELCC), including increased federal government spending to establish universal, comprehensive, publicly… Continue reading What would be in a child care-friendly federal budget?

Community Recommendations for BC’s First Steps toward a Public System of Child Care

British Columbia’s families finally have meaningful progress on solving the current child care chaos In BC’s 2017 provincial election, both the BC NDP and BC Greens made child care the largest area of new spending in their platforms. The $10aDay Plan is a comprehensive, evidence-based solution to the crisis of child care in BC. The Plan… Continue reading Community Recommendations for BC’s First Steps toward a Public System of Child Care