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Fact or fiction? Seven persistent myths about child care

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
November 5, 2014
4pp

 

This BRIEFing Note identifies seven common myths about child care and provides responses for each based on what we know from research, policy and practice.

What does the research say about multi-age grouping for infants, toddlers and preschoolers?

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
February 12, 2014
4pp

This BRIEFing NOTE is about multi-age grouping (also called mixed-age or family groupings) in early childhood programs. It is written to inform the dialogue about a proposal by the Ontario government to introduce regulations for multi-age grouping models in the province. It provides details and context for the proposals, briefly reviews pertinent research literature on multi-age grouping and examines how multi-age settings are regulated in other jurisdictions. The importance of ratios, group sizes and ECE training in multi-age grouping is explored.

Proposed changes to child care regulations - Ontario 2014

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
January 22, 2014
7pp

This BRIEFing NOTE is about one of two current initiatives that will significantly affect child care, providing pertinent information about proposed changes to Ontario's child care regulations. It first provides the context, then briefly summarizes points from the research literature on staff: child ratios, group sizes and other program features (such as staff qualifications) that are linked to these.

The state of early childhood education and care in Canada 2010: Trends and analysis

The state of early childhood education and care in Canada 2010:  Trends and anal
Martha Friendly, Jane Beach
5 February 2013
20pp

The state of early childhood education and care in Canada 2010: Trends and analysis uses data from successive editions of Early childhood education and care in Canada (1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2008), developed and published by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) and data available in Public investments in early childhood education and care i

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2008

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Jane Beach, Martha Friendly, Carolyn Ferns, Nina Prabhu, Barry Forer.
8th edition
June 2009
216pp
$44
ISBN 978-1-896051-50-5

This comprehensive report, the 8th edition since 1992, provides key data on child care and kindergarten across Canada. It tracks spaces, finances, quality issues and public policy developments at the provincial/ territorial and federal levels, includes demographic information such as mothers' labour force participation, and identifies trends over time.

30 quick facts about Canadian ECEC: Trends & analysis 2008

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
September 2009
4pp

This companion document to Early childhood education and care in Canada 2008 highlights 30 important facts about Canadian child care, kindergarten and family leave.

Print copies of 30 quick facts about Canadian ECEC are free. Individual copies may be included with orders of other publications; otherwise bulk orders only. Contact us for bulk order details.

Trends & Analysis 2007: Early childhood education and care in Canada 2006

Trends & Analysis 2007: Early childhood education and care in Canada 2006
Childcare Resource and Research Unit
December 2007
12pp

Companion document to Early childhood education and care 2006, this publication presents a summary and analysis of the data and identifies key trends. Includes illustrative charts and graphs.

Print copies of Trends & Analysis 2007 are free. Individual copies may be included with orders of other publications; otherwise bulk orders only. Contact us for bulk order details.

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2006

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Martha Friendly, Jane Beach, Carolyn Ferns, Michelle Turiano
7th edition
June 2007
293pp
$40
ISBN 1-890651-34-0

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has periodically assembled Canadian data to produce a national snapshot of early childhood care and education. The seventh edition of Early childhood education and care in Canada presents 2005 and 2006 data. These data - together with data compiled for earlier editions - 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2004 reveal trends in ECEC over a decade and a half. See this list for earlier versions of ECEC in Canada.

Trends & Analysis: Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004

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Martha Friendly and Jane Beach
May 2005, EN & FR
12pp

This publication presents a summary and analysis of the data from Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004 and identifies key trends. Includes illustrative charts and graphs. Trends & Analysis 2004 is available in French and English.

Print copies of Trends & Analysis 2004 and Tendances et analyses are free. Individual copies may be included with orders of other publications; otherwise, bulk orders only. Contact us for bulk order details.

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004

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Martha Friendly, Jane Beach
6th edition
May 2005
232pp
$32
ISBN 1-896051-28-6

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has periodically assembled pan Canadian data to produce a national snapshot of early childhood care and education. The sixth edition of Early childhood education and care in Canada presents 2003 and 2004 data. Together with 1992, 1995, 1998 and 2004 data compiled for earlier editions, these data reveal trends in ECEC over more than a decade. For the most recent data, see the publications list.

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