Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004

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Martha Friendly, Jane Beach
30 Apr 2005
6th edition
ISBN 1-896051-28-6


The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has periodically assembled pan Canadian data to produce a national snapshot of early childhood care and education. The sixth edition of Early childhood education and care in Canada presents 2003 and 2004 data. Together with 1992, 1995, 1998 and 2004 data compiled for earlier editions, these data reveal trends in ECEC over more than a decade. For the most recent data, see the publications list.

Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada 2004 provides cross-Canada data and information on regulated child care, kindergarten, maternity and parental leave together with relevant demographic information. Provincial/territorial profiles on regulated child care include: varieties of ECEC services; number of spaces; standards and regulations; service monitoring and enforcement; funding; history; and recent developments. "The Big Picture" section presents cross-Canada table compilations of material topic-by-topic. "The Long View" presents cross-Canada tables of information on child care since the early 1990s. The report includes an examination of the state of ECEC in Canada, federal ECEC programs, Aboriginal ECEC, and further readings.

Companion document

Trends and Analysis Eerly Childhood Education and Care 2004
Tendances et analyses Services éducatifs et de garde à l'enfance au Canada 2004

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ECEC in Canada