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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is an early childhood education and child care (ECEC) policy research institute with a mandate to further ECEC policy and programs in Canada.

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Time to grow up 28 Jan 2015 | Canada
Study from CCPA finds the current federal government's approach to family policy is falling short of the needs of parents. It makes the case for access to affordable childcare, improved leave for fathers, and tax policies that level the playing field in order to improve the quality of family life in Canada. The study also provides an analysis of the cost and distributional impact of income splitting for families with children under 18.
The economics of early childhood investments 28 Jan 2015 | United States
Analysis by the President's Council of Economic Advisers describes the economic returns to investments in childhood development and early education. Some of these benefits, such as increases in parental earnings and employment, are realized immediately, while other benefits, such as greater educational attainment and earnings, are realized later when children reach adulthood.
Ending child poverty now 28 Jan 2015 | United States
Report from the Children's Defense Fund examines child poverty in the US (which has the second highest child poverty rate among 35 industrialized countries). The report makes a number of comprehensive recommendations and points out that allowing the child poverty rate to remain at extremely high levels would cost “far more than eliminating it would".
Study on the effective use of early childhood education and care in preventing early school leaving 28 Jan 2015 | Europe
Research study, published by the European Commission, examines the links between early school leaving and early care and education. The study argues that the sort of skills and dispositions fostered by high quality early childhood care and education are precisely the mix of skills and dispositions that reduce the risk that children will become early school leavers.
The $1 wage enhancement for staff in regulated child care centres and the home child care (wage) enhancement grant: What do we know? 28 Jan 2015 | Ontario
Fact sheet from the AECEO & OCBCC uses information found on the Ontario Child Care Service Management and Funding Guidelines 2015 to support ECEs and the child care community to better understand this new funding initiative and what to expect.

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Many social programs support families, but child care is the backbone of them all.

— National Council of Welfare, Preschool Children: Promises to Keep , 1999

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