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Quality by design: What do we know about quality in early learning and child care, and what do we think? A literature review.

Martha Friendly, Gillian Doherty and Jane Beach
2006
32pp

This literature review is one part of the Quality by Design project. It reviews the literature on ideas, research, policy and practice vis‐à‐vis quality in ELCC and is as much about what we think as what we know.

Elements of a high quality early learning and child care system.

Martha Friendly and Jane Beach
EN & FR
2005
8pp

This paper describes eight linked elements that, taken into account together, will form a basis for the creation of a system of ELCC where high quality is the norm rather than the exception.

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Child care fee subsidies in Canada

Jane Beach and Martha Friendly
2005
20pp

This document provides an overview of child care fee subsidies in Canada and summarizes comparable information from provinces/territories to help inform discussion about financing issues that affect the quality of ELCC programs.

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Child care centre physical environments

Jane Beach and Martha Friendly
2005
20pp

This paper provides an overview of current thinking about the importance of physical environments; summarizes comparable information from provinces/territories to help inform discussion and strategies for improving the quality of physical environments in ELCC programs.

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