November 25, 2015

What Will Canada's New National Early Learning And Child Care Framework Look Like?

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Universal early childhood education and care programs have been shown in other jurisdictions to lead to improved academic outcomes and labour market participation, reduced use of social assistance and higher labour force participation among mothers. Canada's current patchwork of child care does not meet the needs of Canadian families. The new federal government has shown an understanding of the importance of improving our child care for the health and well-being of children and their parents.

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