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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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Let's do this – let's end child poverty for good 24 Nov 2015 | Canada
Campaign 2000's 2015 report card examines the state of child poverty in Canada and offers solutions to the federal government for action on reducing or eradicating it. Recommendations include--among others--a universal national early childhood education and care program, long a fundamental piece of Campaign 2000's child poverty eradication agenda.
Pétition: Réinvestissement dans les services de garde éducatifs de qualité 25 Nov 2015 | Quebec
The Quebec Association of Early Childhood Centres (AQCPE) has launched a formal petition to be presented to the National Assembly of Quebec arguing for the reversal of the recent cuts to non-profit early childhood centres (CPEs).
Child care services, socioeconomic inequalities, and academic performance 24 Nov 2015 | Quebec
New Quebec research studying 1269 children from birth to 12 years old found (after careful control of selection bias and attrition) that at a population level, child care services were shown to have reduced or eliminated social inequalities in academic achievement up to adolescence.
The Global Gender Gap Report 2015 24 Nov 2015 | International
The World Economic Forum has recently released the 2015 Global Gender Gap Report. The report ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators. Canada has ranked 30.
Enhancing cultural competence in social service agencies: A promising approach to serving diverse children and families 24 Nov 2015 | United States
Recent research brief [U.S.] provides timely information and suggestions for how social services, including child care, can better address health and social disparities as populations become more diverse.

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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