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ELCC Innovation ToolKit


The Atkinson Centre produces a weekly e-Newsletter, sharing Events, News Items, and Research & Resources related to Early Childhood Education and Family Support.


The ELCC Innovation ToolKit identifies innovations in the following areas: ELCC governance; funding; inclusion and equitable access; the learning environment including curriculum, program supports, transitions to kindergarten and parent engagement; the workforce including educator training, professional development, compensation and recognition; and monitoring and accountability.

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Atkinson Centre Resources

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New Presentations  
Measuring social and emotional skills to support children’s growth
Quebec Childcare at 20: What Have We Learned?
  more presentations
Issues That Matter  
New! ~ Confronting inequity, the other pandemic
New! ~ COVID Child Care Strategy
  more issues that matter
Craig Alexander of the Conference Board of Canada discusses the role of early education in reversing troubling trends in the Atlantic region
Truth and Reconciliation and the Duty of Early Childhood Education and Care
What happened to Quebec’s great experiment of child care for all?
  more videos
New! ~ Coronavirus school closures could widen inequities for our youngest students
New! ~ Better public child care is the engine we need for recovery post-coronavirus
  more publications


more events

Atkinson Centre Sponsored
Cancelled: The Landscape of Early Childhood Education in Nova Scotia (March 24, 2020)
Cancelled: Summer Institute 2020: Innovations in Support of a Professional Early Childhood Workforce (June 5, 2020)
Atkinson Centre Staff
Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia Annual Conference (April 10-13, 2019)
1st Annual Education and Skills Symposium 2018 (November 28-29, 2018)
Early childhood education and care: A foundation for a fair and productive society (May 2, 2018)

Policy Monitor

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NS: Child Benefit Increasing
QC: Quality Assessment - Children in childcare services
ON: Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Central Agreements Now Ratified
YK: Child care operators receive additional funding
QC: Budget 2020-21



Benefits of Early Childhood Education ECE Child Family Society Preschool




The need for more daycare spaces