Occasional paper series

Occasional paper series

Neo-conservatism and child care services in Alberta: A case study

Publication
Jacqueline Hayden
Occasional paper 9
1997
30pp
$8

 

The development and delivery of child care services in Canada has never been without controversy. Although stakeholders from opposing spheres of influence have battled for divergent demands, the concept that some form of support for child care falls within the realm of state responsibilities has been acknowledged for many decades.

The great child care debate: The long-term effects of non-parental child care

Publication
Gillian Doherty
Occasional paper 7
1996
78pp
$10

 

This paper reviews studies that compare children with non-parental child care experience to children without this experience. Two major themes emerge from this review: first, the research does not support the view that participation in child care is harmful; and second, it is important that the child care experience is of high quality.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Summary

1 Context
Introduction
Selection of the studies
Contemporary realities
Future realities
The great debate
The purpose of this paper
The format of this paper

A sociological examination of the child care auspice debate

Publication
Bruce K. Friesen, edited by Gillian Doherty
Occasional paper 6
1995
41pp
$10

 

Originally a doctoral theses, this paper presents in an abridged form, Friesen's examination of the differences in quality between for-profit and non-profit child care centres the structural features that give rise to these differences.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface and Acknowledgements

Child care: Canada can’t work without it

Publication
Gillian Doherty, Ruth Rose, Martha Friendly, Donna Lero, Sharon Hope Irwin
Occasional paper 5
1995
70pp
$10

 

This paper describes the purposes that can be served by child care services and illustrates how it can advance social and economic objectives of national importance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

Chapter I - Introduction
Context
A definition of child care
The purposes that can be served by child care services
The importance of quality in child care services

Work-related child care in context: A study of work-related child care in Canada

Publication
Beach, Jane; Friendly, Martha & Schmidt, Lori
Occasional paper 3
1993
70pp

Description

This report describes the results of a survey of work-related child care centres in Canada, examines some of the commonly-held assumptions about work-related child care programs, and discusses the role of work-related child care within the context of broader child care policy.

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Proceedings from the Child Care Policy and Research Symposium

Publication
Edited by Martha Friendly, Irene Kyle and Lori Schmidt.
Occasional paper 2
1993
70pp
$14

 

These proceedings from a one-day symposium on policy-relevant child care research was held at the Learned Societies meetings in 1991. Overviews of developmental psychology, sociology, and economics approaches to child care research as well as current Canadian research on school-age child care, family day care and a model for determining child care demand are presented.

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