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Early childhood education and care in Canada

Since the early 1990s, CRRU has published pan-Canadian compilations of ECEC data about every two years—Canada’s main source of consistently collected, longitudinal, cross-Canada data and information about regulated child care and kindergarten. Each edition includes profiles of ECEC services in each province/territory including information on spaces, funding, regulations, staffing, governance and more. Cross-Canada tables present useful data on key topics and trends, covering the period 1992 to the present. This major CRRU publication is available on online and is downloadable. Versions through 2008 were also available in print.

New edition coming this fall

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2019, the 12th edition of our signature publication will be published online this fall.