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Rural child care in Canada

May 2, 2011

Introduction

Canadian families in rural communities face many challenges in
finding quality early childhood education and care opportunities for
their children. Like families throughout the country, rural families
appreciate the positive social and educational experiences that their
children can encounter in quality early childhood education settings.
This, combined with the need for flexible child care due to atypical and
seasonal working hours and the necessity for child care to address the
safety issues of children on farms, makes the lack of rural spaces a

Policy Issues in Indigenous Early Childhood Education and Care 2015

Jul 29, 2015

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a critical policy issue for Canada's Indigenous people. For many years there has been a call for a sustainable Indigenous ECEC system that is controlled by Indigenous communities. Developing ECEC policy and programs that maintains Indigenous culture by adopting a culturally appropriate approach yet is flexible and robust enough to accommodate diverse needs has long been identified as a major concern.

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