Fellow in Early Childhood Policy
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Kerry McCuaig is co-author of Early Years Study 3, Making Decisions, Taking Action with Margaret McCain and the late Fraser Mustard. Kerry has had a long involvement in early childhood policy development including as a founder of Toronto First Duty, a pioneer in the integrated delivery of early childhood programming. She supports similar integrated ECE service models in Atlantic Canada. Kerry works with the teams that developed the unique early learning models in Ontario and New Brunswick. She has authored several publications, including those commissioned by the Senate of Canada, the Toronto Board of Trade, and the governments of Manitoba, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and the City of Toronto as well as reports for labour, women’s and community organizations. Kerry is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences; is a sessional teacher in the ECE degree program at George Brown College and is an advisor to the Funders Working Group.
Selected major publications as author and/or principal researcher/writer:
McCuaig, K., Janmohamed, Z., K. Akbari, E., Gananthan, R. (in press). StrongStart Evaluation. British Columbia, Ministry of Education. Victoria, British Columbia.
McCuaig, K., Dheuy E. (2016). Child Care in New Brunswick: The social and economic impacts. Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.
McCuaig, K. (2016). “The Benefits of Early Childhood Education” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education. Eds. Donna Couchenour, J. Kent Chrisman.
McCuaig, K, Akbari, E., Bertrand, J. (2016). “The role of public policies in promoting equity in early childhood.” In Global Report on Early Childhood Development. Global Consultative Group. Ed. Abbie Raikes.
McCuaig, K., Dheuy E., Janmohamed, Z., Akbari, E., (2015). Feasibility Study of Universal Affordable Daycare in the Northwest Territories. Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.
Janmohamed, Z., McCuaig, K., Akbari, E., Gananathan, R., & Jenkins, J. (2014). Schools at the Centre: Findings from Case Studies Exploring Seamless Early Learning in Ontario. Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.
McCuaig K. & Akbari, E. (2014). The early childhood education report: Its time for preschool. Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.
McCuaig, K (October 2, 2013) Getting it Right from the Start: The Scientific, Social and Economic Rationale for Investing in Early Childhood Education. Paper presented to Yukon departments of Education, Health and Social Services and the Women’s Directorate, Whitehorse, Canada.
McCuaig, K. (May 29, 2013) Supporting All Children To Reach The Most Vulnerable. Paper presented to the Commission of Inquiry into the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Phoenix Sinclair. Winnipeg, Manitoba
McCuaig, K. (September 12, 2012) Quebec’s early childhood policy. Paper presented to II Simpósio Internacional de Desenvolvimento da Primeira Infância, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
McCuaig, K. (June 6, 2012) Influencing public policy: The challenges and successes of Toronto First Duty. Paper presented to Models of EC Services International Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
McCuaig, K. (2012). Serving all children to catch the most vulnerable. Healthcare Quarterly, 15 Special Issue (4), 26-31
McCain, M., Mustard, M., & McCuaig, K. (2011). Early years study 3: Making decisions, taking action. Toronto: Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation.
McCuaig, K., (November 3, 2016). Canadian trends in early education: Learnings for British Columbia. Presentation to the Aboriginal Education Provincial Gathering. Richmond, British Columbia.
McCuaig, K. (June 9, 2016). Quality standards in ECEC programming: Lessons from Canada. Presentation to the OECD ECEC Network, Luxembourg.
McCuaig, K. (June 6-7, 2016). Lessons from the Assembly. Keynote to the Ensemble for Education – 1st Early Childhood Education Action Congress. Paris, France.
McCuaig, K. (September 7-10, 2015). Monitoring outcomes in ECEC policy. EECERA Annual Conference: Innovation, Experimentation & Adventure in Early Childhood. Barcelona, Spain.
McCuaig, K. (September 29, 2014). Advancing an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Agenda. Canada's Public Policy Forum. Toronto.
McCuaig, K. (June 24, 2014). Creating a Good Life for Children through Quality Early Childhood Education. Presentation to the Conference of Ministers for Children, Copenhagen, Denmark.
McCuaig, K. (April 4, 2014). Integrating early childhood services: The Lessons from Toronto First Duty. Presentation to the Public Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
McCuaig, K., Janmohamed, J. (February 20, 2014). Getting it Right from the Start: Investing in early childhood education and care. Presentation to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories. Yellowknife, NWT.
McCuaig, K, (November 11, 2013). Early childhood development as economic development. Presentation to the 3rd Nordic Conference on Early Childhood Development, Oslo, Norway.