Early childhood education and care in Canada: Background information

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Friendly, Martha
27 Apr 2023
Originally developed September 10, 2018. Updated July 15, 2020 & April 24, 2023


Between 1992 and 2023, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) has developed thirteen versions of ECEC in Canada. This 13-report series is unique in a number of ways. As such, it has to date reliably served as Canada’s sole source of consistently collected and presented, cross-Canada, longitudinal data and information about regulated child care, kindergarten and parental leave.

ECEC in Canada