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Well-being of Canada's young children 2003

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Government of Canada
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Publication Date: 
5 Dec 2003

Excerpts from news release

This report provides an examination of how Canadian children from birth to five years of age are developing. This report also continues to monitor indicators of young children's physical health and early development, as well as measures of family and community determinants. The report shows that they are healthy and growing up in families with good family dynamics, which is a key determinant of young children's health and development.

The report delivers on the commitment made to Canadians by First Ministers under the ECD Agreement and the Multilateral Framework on Early Learning and Child Care to report regularly to Canadians on how young children are doing and annually on their investments in ECD, early learning, and child care programs and services.