Other publications

Other publications

The pandemic experience has created an uncertain future for Canadian child care services: Highlights of a national survey

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Friendly, M., Forer, B., & Vickerson, R.
4pp

ACCESS: Preliminary results: Data set [PDF] 
"Canadian child care: Preliminary results from a national survey during the COVID-19 pandemic"

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Ratios/class sizes for four and five year olds in ECEC programs: Do we know what’s too big and what’s too small, what’s just right, and what other factors make a difference?

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Carolyn Ferns, Martha Friendly, & Nina Prabhu
67pp

Research and expert perspectives agree that one of the key elements that determines the quality of an early childhood education and care program is the number of adults to children - the ratio/class size. However, it is also clear that the adult: child ratio is not the sole quality-determining element. Other important elements, especially training and qualifications, interact with ratio to form the structural and pedagogical base for quality in an ECEC program.

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30 quick facts about Canadian ECEC: Trends & analysis 2008

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
September 2009
4pp

 


This companion document to Early childhood education and care in Canada 2008 highlights 30 important facts about Canadian child care, kindergarten and family leave.


Print copies of 30 quick facts about Canadian ECEC are free. Individual copies may be included with orders of other publications; otherwise bulk orders only. Contact us for bulk order details.


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Trends & Analysis 2007: Early childhood education and care in Canada 2006

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
December 2007
12pp

 


Companion document to Early childhood education and care 2006, this publication presents a summary and analysis of the data and identifies key trends. Includes illustrative charts and graphs.


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Trends & Analysis: Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004

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Martha Friendly and Jane Beach
EN & FR
May 2005, EN & FR
12pp

This publication presents a summary and analysis of the data from Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004 and identifies key trends. Includes illustrative charts and graphs. Trends & Analysis 2004 is available in French and English.


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Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care

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Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky
July 2003
79pp
$18
ISBN 1-896051-25-1

Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics,
Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough

This paper examines eight myths often used to argue against public support for early childhood education and care. Its main objective is to respond to these eight myths, to subject them and associated research to critical scrutiny, and to respond in a popular fashion. Research evidence and logic are combined to provide a readable, economically-oriented critique to these frequently heard assertions. The myths are:

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