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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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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s international early learning study: What’s going on 16 Oct 2018 | International
In this colloquium, the authors provide an update on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s proposal for an International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study, the ‘first wave’ of which is now being implemented in three countries: England, Estonia and the USA.
The advocacy of educators: Perspectives from early childhood 16 Oct 2018 | Australia and New Zealand
This article investigates early childhood educators' perceptions of advocacy in raising the professional status with multiple stakeholders in diverse contexts.
What you see is what you get? Early childhood educators’ perceptions of professional status 15 Oct 2018 | Australia and New Zealand
A large body of literature has affirmed the importance of, and need for advocacy in raising the professional status of early childhood educators. This phenomenological study investigated participants’ viewpoints of the role of educators in advocating for the professional status.
Feminism, federalism and families: Canada’s mixed social policy architecture 15 Oct 2018 | Canada
This article explores some of the consequences of Canada’s family policy incoherence. It examines key federal family-related policies over the last decade, including the Liberal government’s recent extension of parental leaves to eighteen months, its income-based targeting of childcare spending, and its 2018 Gender Equality Budget.
Universal early learning and child care is essential to the country’s competitiveness: Canada can’t work without it 10 Oct 2018 | Canada
CRRU's written brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance - 2019 federal pre-budget

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

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

Why good child care?

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