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ELCC Innovation ToolKit


The 17th Annual Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development
Innovations in Support of a Professional Early Childhood Workforce


~ 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 ~





Atkinson Centre Resources

more resources

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  
The Rationale for Expanding Public Education to Include Preschool-Aged Children
Canada needs a national strategy to address the shortage of early childhood educators
  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
OECD Governance Models
ELCC Innovation ToolKit
  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

QC: Budget 2020-21
CA: The Government of Canada is making life more affordable for young families
AB: Ending accreditation of child care centres
AB: Budget 2020 - A plan for jobs and the economy
BC: B.C. families to benefit from school-age child care on school grounds



Benefits of Early Childhood Education ECE Child Family Society Preschool




The need for more daycare spaces
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