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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.

Taking care of child care data - crowdfunding campaign

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Double whammy: Why we’re crowd funding for childcare data 10 Sep 2014 | Canada
Latest blog by Martha Friendly discusses why "childcare data was one of the first casualties of the data crimes and misdemeanors that have swamped Canada's stock of valuable information used by social groups, business analysts and policy makers to understand critical issues."
Family status, caregiving and human rights: A four part series 10 Sep 2014 | Canada
The Canadian Human Rights Commission invites you to register for a four part webinar series that will provide an overview of caregiving in Canada.
Activists, policy sedimentation, and policy change: The case of early childhood education in Ontario 10 Sep 2014 | Ontario
In an article from the Journal of Canadian Studies, author Luc Turgeon argues that "the adoption of Bill 242 can be traced back to the mobilization of Ontario early childhood education activists at different levels."
PISA in Focus No. 40: Does pre-primary education reach those who need it most? 10 Sep 2014 | International
Report finds that attendance in pre-primary education has grown over the past decade across OECD countries. However, enrollment is higher among advantaged students than disadvantaged students, and higher among students attending advantaged schools than those attending disadvantaged schools.
Realizing our potential: Ontario's poverty reduction strategy (2014-2019) 3 Sep 2014 | Ontario
The Ontario government has released their 2nd poverty reduction strategy.

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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