Occasional paper series

Occasional paper series

Child care can't wait till the cows come home: Rural child care in the Canadian context

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Publication
Martha Friendly, Carolyn Ferns, Bethany Grady and Laurel Rothman
Occasional paper 30
September 30, 2016
98pp
ISBN 978-1-896051-64-2

 

Description:

The purpose of this paper, aimed at a wide range of stakeholders, is to provide a current overview of the state of rural child care and to stimulate and inform discussion aimed at improving it.

The report includes the following sections as well as references and appendices: 

Work around the clock: A snapshot of non-standard hours child care in Canada

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Publication
Shani Halfon and Martha Friendly
Occasional paper 29
September 14, 2015
91pp
ISBN 978-1-896051-61-1

 

Description:

This report is intended to be a useful tool for policy makers striving to strengthen child care policy and programs, researchers studying child care, family and workplace policy issues, advocates working for accessible high quality child care for all Canadian families and employers of non-standard hours workers. Its main purpose is to provide an up-to-date report on the state of child care for families working non-standard hours in Canada. 

The report includes: 

Inclusion of young children with disabilities in regulated child care in Canada. A snapshot: Research, policy and practice

Occasional paper 27
Publication
Shani Halfon and Martha Friendly
Occasional paper 27
July 10, 2013
57pp
ISBN 978-1-896051-54-3

 

Description:

This report aims to provide a "snapshot" or inventory of the state of regulated child care for children with disabilities in Canada. It establishes a baseline for considering issues and progress on inclusion of children with disabilities in regulated child care programs. This is especially important as child care continues to receive relatively limited support in policy development and research even as early childhood education and early learning more broadly has begun to enjoy enhanced recognition and policy support.

Childcare markets: Do they work?

Publication
Helen Penn
Occasional paper 26
February 15, 2012
24pp
ISBN 978-1-896051-53-6

 

This paper explores some of the conflicting priorities between childcare by for-profit entrepreneurs and non-profit or state systems. The paper considers the limitations of using the market as a workable model for the organisation and delivery of childcare. It presents a brief overview of the reach of economics as a basis for making decisions about childcare, and describes changes in ideas about the application of market principles to traditional welfare contexts.

Can early childhood education and care help keep Canada’s promise of respect for diversity?

Publication
Martha Friendly and Nina Prabhu
Occasional paper 23
January 2010
28pp
$10

 

The focus of this paper is on the role that public policy could play in positioning ECEC programs to contribute to realization of Canada's promise of respect for diversity. It describes the context of Canadian diversity and the policy context and situation of Canadian early childhood programs, emphasizing the potential role that robust, well‐focused public ECEC policy and programs could play in a very diverse country like Canada.

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