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ELCC Innovation ToolKit


Coming Early 2021

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! ~ Ontario's Child Care Standards Lag Behind
New! ~ Confronting inequity, the other pandemic
  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! ~ Ten reasons to expand public kindergarten
New! ~ Coronavirus school closures could widen inequities for our youngest students
  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

more policy monitor

NL: Budget 2020 – Today. Tomorrow. Together.
NU: The Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut announced additional support for quality early learning and child care across the territory
CA: The Government of Canada is creating a Canada-wide early learning and child care system
CA: A Stronger and More Resilient Canada - Speech from the Throne
PE: Wage increases for early childhood educators, more support for centres



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