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NEW REPORT FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA

Ready for LifeReady for Life: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Early Childhood Education and Care, documents the role of early education in reducing intergenerational poverty by improving the future income prospects for children while lifting the labour participation of their mothers. The report by the Conference Board of Canada notes the importance of the duration in ECE attendance to child outcomes and recommends governments grow universal early education to three years while improving program quality. The report says Canada’s fiscal position allows for new investments and ECE should be a prime area given its high socio-economic returns.

 

 

Atkinson Centre Resources

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New Presentations  
Mothers and Others: Child care as an equity measure
Canadian trends in ECE Play based Learning
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Issues That Matter  
Fundamental flaws flash over Ontario’s child care plan
Twelve Flawed Statements of the Fraser Institute on Quebec’s Childcare Program
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Videos  
Truth and Reconciliation and the Duty of Early Childhood Education and Care
What happened to Quebec’s great experiment of child care for all?
Challenging Assumptions about Children’s Racialist Thinking
The Cost of Inequity and the Role of Early Childhood Education in Closing the Gap
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Publications  
Early childhood services that work for children, families and islanders
The role of public policies in promoting equity in early childhood
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Events

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Atkinson Centre Sponsored
[PRESENTATIONS NOW POSTED: Summer Institute 2017 (June 2, 2017)
 
Atkinson Centre Staff
1st Atlantic ECE Institute - Putting Early Learning Frameworks into Practice (August 24-25, 2017)
 
 

 

New from the e-Newsletter

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News  
1 $ investi dans l’éducation à la petite enfance rapporterait 6 $ selon le Conference Board du Canada
Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit to come into effect Dec. 3
Early childhood education can ensure success later in life
   
Resources  
Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms and dads at risk
Comparing paid leave for new parents around the world
The Neuroscience of Paid Parental Leave
   

 

Policy Monitor

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ON: Ontario Expanding Early Years Programming for Children and Families
MB: Province to Increase Operating Grants for Home-Based Child Care
PE: Province increases child-care funding
ON: Ontario Expanding Before- And After-School Care for Families
NU: The Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut sign a bilateral agreement on early learning and child care
   

 

 

Benefits of Early Childhood Education ECE Child Family Society Preschool

 

 

 

The need for more daycare spaces
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