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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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From ‘migrant’ to ‘citizen’: Learning from the experiences of former caregivers transitioning out of the Live-in Caregiver Program 23 Jul 2014 | Canada
Preliminary analysis from the Gabriela Transitions Experience Survey (GATES), "the first large-scale study to systematically investigate the barriers impeding live-in caregivers’ settlement in Canada".
Privatization of schools: Selling out the right to quality public education for all 23 Jul 2014 | Canada
Special section of the Summer 2014 issue of Our Schools/Our Selves "examines the privatization of education on an international scale".
The 50-state child care licensing study: 2011-2013 edition 23 Jul 2014 | United States
Report from the US National Association for Regulatory Administration provides highly detailed information on child care licensing, both for centres and family child care homes, in each US state. Maps and tables allow for comparison across the US.
Learning from the margins: Early childhood imaginaries, “normal science,” and the case for a radical reconceptualisation of research and practice 23 Jul 2014 | International
Chapter by Mathias Urban from the 2014 book "Reconceptualizing early childhood care and education: Critical questions, new imaginaries and social activism".
Childcare and early childhood learning: Australian Productivity Commission draft report 23 Jul 2014 | Australia and New Zealand
Australia is in the midst of a government inquiry into early childhood education and care. We've collected the draft report and a selection of media articles reacting to the Commission's recommendations.

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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