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OISE’s Atkinson Centre releases Canada’s 2017 early childhood education report

February 7, 2018

OISE’s Atkinson Centre has released The Canadian Early Childhood Education Report 2017, an assessment of ECE systems in provinces across Canada.

For the first time, Prince Edward Island’s early childhood education program has been ranked in first place, surpassing Quebec.

Ontario and New Brunswick share third place in the report, which shows differences in early childhood education quality and availability across the country.

In an article in the Conversation, The Atkinson Centre’s Kerry McCuaig, a fellow in Early Childhood Policy, praises Canada’s overall efforts.

The report, “shows that Canada has made great strides since a 2004 study by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) exposed the country as a policy laggard.”

She praises provinces and territories for giving more attention to programs for preschoolers, but also discusses the need for improvement in community-based child care.

See the full report