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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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Reforming Canada's child care plan 1 Oct 2014 | Canada
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has passed a resolution from the Surrey Board of Trade (BC) calling on the Government of Canada to "fully examine the potential impact on productivity and the Canadian GDP of a countrywide system of child care."
Haves and have-nots: Deep and persistent wealth inequality in Canada 1 Oct 2014 | Canada
New report from the Broadbent Institute examines recent Statistics Canada data to expose Canada's deep and persistent income inequality while challenging "the narrative that suggests Canadians are getting wealthier across the board."
Newfoundland and Labrador creates new Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1 Oct 2014 | Newfoundland
Newfoundland and Labrador's new department "will be responsible for the continuum of learning from infancy through high school"; "augments the current Education department with educational components previously housed in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services."
Building a skilled teacher workforce: Shared and divergent challenges in early care and education and in grades K-12 1 Oct 2014 | United States
Report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment discusses personnel-related challenges in teaching sectors and argues that, "a vicious cycle works to maintain a public view of teaching young children as requiring less-skilled and knowledgeable instructors than teaching older children, which in turn permits ECE teachers’ low status and pay to be viewed as acceptable."

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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