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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is a policy research institute with a goal of early childhood education and child care for all --  fundamental  for women’s equality and a right for all children.

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PEI workforce strategy project 27 Nov 2019 | Prince Edward Island
The PEI Workforce Strategy Project was undertaken in response to a recommendation to the Department of Education.?This report highlights a number of evidence based recommendations for PEI to take into account when looking at the feasibility of Early Childhood Education and Care System in PEI.?The recommendations highlight the impact of human resource factors on the quality of an early childhood program.
Framework plan for kindergartens 27 Nov 2019 | Europe
In 2017 Norway implemented a new framework plan describing the core values of early childhood education and care. These values shall be promulgated, practised and manifest in every aspect of a kindergarten's pedagogical practice. The plan suggests kindergartens shall work in partnership and agreement with the home to meet the children's need for care and play, and they shall promote learning and formative development as a basis for all-round development.
Labour Market Snapshot - Q3 2019 27 Nov 2019 | Canada
A labour force survey analysis conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on Statistics Canada data shows that women identify child care and family responsibilities as their main barrier to full-time employment. The CLC’s bulletin suggests that improving women’s employment means addressing the barriers facing the most vulnerable groups of women, and putting in place services and programs that address the systemic roots of discrimination and inequality.
The impact of child care subsidies on mother's education outcomes 27 Nov 2019 | United States
The US federal child care subsidy program reduces child care costs for eligible low-income families to facilitate parental employment and educational attainment. This study questions whether subsidies increase maternal education levels, and whether the impact is greater when subsidies are used when children are younger. Results suggest that educational attainment was promoted for mothers in receipt of subsidies, with the largest impacts for those who received subsidies when their children are younger than two years old.
The US and the high price of child care 27 Nov 2019 | United States
Child Care Aware examines the effects of the broken child care system on each of the members of the child care ecosystem. The report includes an interactive map of child care prices and four case studies examining specific child care issues. The primary recommendations involve ensuring affordable child care and supporting the child care workforce.

Many social programs support families, but child care is the backbone of them all.

— National Council of Welfare, Preschool Children: Promises to Keep , 1999

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