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About the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

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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Uncovering the inner workings of state's early childhood policies 13 Dec 2017 | United States
American project aims to help advocates prepare for, develop, and ultimately implement a process for achieving a strong, supported, and diverse early childhood education profession. A new comprehensive questionnaire is used to spot where opportunities, gaps, and blockages exist and where infrastructure is strong and weak, while also helping to establish paths for moving forward.
Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities: Closing the gap in health and education outcomes for Indigenous children in Canada 13 Dec 2017 | Canada
A study by Statistics Canada found evidence that Indigenous early childhood development programs such as Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) are associated with positive health and education outcomes for both elementary and intermediate/high school aged Canadian Indigenous children.
No more nappy valley but childcare still an issue for working women 13 Dec 2017 | Australia and New Zealand
New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that childcare remains the biggest barrier to women either entering the workforce or taking on more hours.
Time out: Child care fees in Canada 2017 12 Dec 2017 | Canada
Newly released study finds that child care fees have risen faster than inflation in 71% of the cities since last year, and in 82% of cities since 2014.
Canadian children and race: Toward an anti-racism analysis 6 Dec 2017 | Canada
Authors of this recently released study investigate children's attitudes towards race and in-group/out-group bias in the early years from a Critical Race Theory perspective. Suggestions for enacting anti-racist ECEC practices are grounded in resetting hegemonic power structures the same way they were established, through knowledge production.

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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