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New Presentations  
Presentation at the Lawson Foundation Outdoor Play and Early Learning Policy Research Symposium, Curriculum Frameworks and Legislative Oversight of Outdoor Play in Early Childhood Settings in the Provinces and Territories ~ New!
Presentations from the Atkinson Centre Task Force Meeting, Toronto, October 12, 2018
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Issues That Matter  
Ontario’s early years revolution
A few dissenters should not prevent Ontario from modernizing child care
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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?
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Early Childhood Education Report 2017
Early childhood services that work for children, families and islanders
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Atkinson Centre Sponsored
Summer Institute 2019 (June 17, 2019)
Building Capacity in Atlantic Canada's ECE Workforce (August 24-25, 2018)
International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child - Early Childhood and the Right to Education: Toddlers and their rights in relation to Articles 28 and 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (June 24-29, 2018)
Atkinson Centre Staff
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)
2nd International Early Childhood Action Congress - The Transition to School: Equity, Quality & Innovation (June 14-15, 2018)

Policy Monitor

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BC: Child care facilities will prototype universal, affordable child care for parents
CA: Government of Canada supports early childhood development
Aboriginal: Government of Canada, Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Métis National Council announce the first Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework
NS: Amendments to Day Care Act
BC: New benefit helps 60,000 more families with child care expenses



Benefits of Early Childhood Education ECE Child Family Society Preschool




The need for more daycare spaces
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