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What do we mean by non-profit auspice?

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Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Fact sheet
Publication Date: 
25 Jan 2005

Excerpts from the fact sheet:

Auspice - who owns and operates child care - is one of the factors that makes a difference to the quality of early learning and care services. Along with other factors such as adequate funding and regulation, and well-trained staff, non-profit auspice is a key element that enhances quality in child care services.

Non-profit child care services exist to provide a service to the community without financial gain. The research in Canada and internationally is clear that non-profit child care generally serves children and families better.