school-age

Comparative child, youth and family policies and programs in industrialised countries: Benefits and services

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
Author: 
The Clearinghouse on International Development in Child, Youth and Family Policies
Online Document Type: 
Research, policy & practice

Reforming Québec's early childhood care and education: The first five years

Publication
Jocelyne Tougas
Occasional paper 17 [EN & FR]
April 2002
89pp
$16

 

In 1997, the Québec government announced its new family policy. The government undertook a massive reorganization of the child care system and transformed it into the early childhood care and education component of the new family policy. The reform was indeed substantial and ambitious and was undertaken at a time when, as in other provinces, the government was trying to reduce its budgetary deficit to zero. As the reform enters its fifth year, the author reviews the first five years and examines the successes, challenges and lessons learned.