Canada's child care workforce

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Shani Halfon
17 Nov 2021
Occasional paper 35


This paper summarizes what is known about the child care workforce in Canada, the implications of this for regulated childcare, and identifies  some considerations and strategies to address the ongoing issues and improve the overall state of ECEC. A summary of the relevant research and data leads to the conclusion that a coordinated and comprehensive strategy is needed to address the multiple and interconnected variables that impact the working conditions of those in the child care workforce.

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