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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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Charlevoix commitment on equality and economic growth- 2018 20 Jul 2018 | International
The G7 countries- representing the seven largest advanced economies in the world- met in Charlevoix, Quebec this June. A discussion of removing barriers to economic growth included addressing the root causes of gender inequality. The G7 agreed to improve access to child benefits and parental leave as well as to affordable, high quality child care.
Study on quality of early childhood education and care in Georgia: Tbilisi 17 Jul 2018 | International
The purpose of this study was to identify the benefits and challenges of introducing a new curriculum framework and professional development tool for early educators in preschools in Georgia. Five dimensions of quality were assessed: accessibility, workforce, curriculum, monitoring, and governance. The report makes recommendations to enhance quality, based on the findings.
Income of families and individuals: T1 Family File, 2016 16 Jul 2018 | Canada
This data release shows a fall in the rates of children living in low-income families across all provinces and territories. Specifically, showing that child low-income rates have fallen more for children in lone-parent families and throughout the country for children living in most census metropolitan areas.
Return to work: parental decision making 16 Jul 2018 | Europe
This research report, commissioned by the Government Equalities Office, seeks to gain insight into how parents make decisions about the sharing of childcare responsibilities and returning to work. The report outlines "testable interventions to encourage parents to equalise (or move closer to equalising) the gender balance of work and childcare responsibilities, in particular by motivating fathers to take a more active caring role."
Factors that support and hinder including infants with disabilities in child care 11 Jul 2018 | United States
"Our study results indicate that although providers value inclusion and identify many benefits for children, families, and professionals, several barriers exist to effectively implement meaningful inclusion. Despite advances in legislation, policy, and recommended practices, little has changed in the inclusion of infants and toddlers; therefore, recommendations for policy, practice, and research are included."

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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