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Finding quality child care: A guide for parents in Canada

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit & Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Publication Date: 
21 Aug 2013


This website, available in English and French, provides information for parents looking for quality child care that's affordable and meets the needs of their families. Parents can find out why it's hard to find good child care, details about child care options in each province and territory, general information about child care in Canada, what the best evidence says about quality, and how to improve their chances of accessing high-quality child care.

The website includes Quality child care in focus: What parents should look for, a new video designed for parents of young children in Canada. Filmed in a number of community-based non-profit and public child care centres, it "shows and tells" about the elements of good quality centre-based child care that parents should look for, beginning with the basics - regulation, health and safety, as well as the physical environment, programming, staffing, relationship with parents, and public management and public funding.

The video is available in English and French, ASL and LSQ.