A summary of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreements and Action Plans
About this paper
This document, which provides a summary of selected elements of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care initiative (CWELCC) introduced in 2021, is a supplementary paper to Early childhood education and care in Canada 2021, which will be published early in 2023. As such, its support as part of a project funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is gratefully acknowledged. The paper was a collaborative effort by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit “team”—Patrícia Borges Nogueira, Martha Friendly, Ngoc Tho (Tegan) Nguyen and Lin Velasco. We are enormously appreciative of colleagues’ generous contributions of their time: Chris Smith’s keen comments on the outline and Morna Ballantyne and Jane Beach, who made valuable comments on a draft version.