Atkinson Centre for Society & Child Development

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Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development

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A fair wage for child care

A fair wage for child care

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

Tracking the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreements

CWELCC Tracker

These documents monitor the development of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care agreements. The page for each province and territory contains links to the agreements held with the Government of Canada; highlights the deliverables and links to government announcements organized by dates. Updates are provided as they become available.

Early Childhood Education Report 2023 - OUT NOW

Early Childhood Education Report 2023, OUT NOW!!

The Early Childhood Education Report (ECER), established in 2011, is released every three years to evaluate provincial/territorial early years services.

Most Recent Policy Monitor Updates

The Policy Monitor tracks Federal, Provincial and Territorial early childhood policy initiatives, developments and announcements.


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Putting the Public into Early Learning and Child Care

This symposium will highlight how early learning and child care delivered within schools can increase access, reduce uneven quality, improve the working conditions and professionalism of educators, allow for early detection and intervention, and provide a continuum of learning to benefit young children.

Summer Institute - Sold Out, Waitlist Available

SOLD OUT - Shaping the ECE Workforce for Canada’s Future - April 26, 2024

The Summer Institute is an annual collaboration between the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College and the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto.