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Is child care a good public investment?

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
EN & FR
2003
4pp

 

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes The benefits and costs of good child care: The economic rationale for public investment in young children by Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Summary originally released 1998. Reprinted November 2003.

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

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Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky
EN & FR
6pp

 

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes Fact and fantasy : Eight myths about early childhood education and care by Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough.

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Ontario’s spending for regulated child care, 1942-2001

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2002
1pp

 

This BRIEFing NOTE is a chart displaying Ontario government expenditures on child care from 1942 to the present. An internal Ontario government policy paper leaked to the Toronto Star in November 2001 sets out the removal of $200 million from the provincial budget for regulated child care (currently approximately $470 million which includes funding for regulated child care and family resource programs).

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Child care by default or design? An exploration of differences between non-profit and for-profit Canadian child care centres using the You Bet I Care! data sets

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
EN & FR
2002, EN & FR
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Building a firm foundation for lifelong learning: The importance of early childhood education and care

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2002
2pp

 

In the 21st century, new technologies, rapid globalization, a shift away from traditional employment patterns and recognition that ongoing renewal of knowledge and skills is essential have contributed to a new emphasis on "lifelong learning". There is general agreement that strategies for lifelong learning should incorporate a "cradle to grave" or life-cycle approach so that a continuum of learning encompasses early childhood through youth, the working years and the senior years.

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Is this as good as it gets? Child care as a test case for assessing the Social Union Framework Agreement

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Martha Friendly
2002
4pp

 

Martha Friendly examines how child care has fared for three years under the Social Union Framework Agreement. This article appeared in the Canadian Journal of Social Policy (2001) Issue 47, p 77-82.

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Targeting early childhood care and education: Myths and realities - Executive summary

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Gillian Doherty
2001
2pp

 

This BRIEFing NOTE is the Executive summary of Targeting early childhood care and education: Myths and realities by Gillian Doherty (2001). This study reviews research literature about the effectiveness of targeting early childhood programs to selected populations as well as literature on the relative effectiveness of different kinds of programs that are intended to enhance or support child development.

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Early childhood development services: How much will they cost?

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Martha Friendly and Laurel Rothman
2000
2pp

 

Martha Friendly and Laurel Rothman (for Campaign 2000) calculate the actual cost of providing early childhood services that is in keeping with the objectives of the Early Childhood Development Agreement.

This BRIEFing NOTE was originally prepared for the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs' Play and Parenting Connections, Fall 2000 issue.

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