ERIC Number: ED362324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care for Canadian Children and Families. Occasional Paper No. 1.
Friendly, Martha; And Others
This report explains the state of child care in Canada and proposes specific solutions to remedy the inadequacies of the current system. Part one discusses the changing composition and needs of Canadian families, defines the nature of child care, and explains what a comprehensive child care system should consist of. Part two addresses the difficulties that many families have in obtaining adequate child care, the availability of regulated child care, the high cost of such care, and the components of high quality child care. Part three presents some solutions to these problems, outlining the current national child care policy, the debate about child care policy in the 1980s, and possible solutions for the future. Contains 84 references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Centre for Urban and Community Studies.
Note: For related documents, see PS 021 806-807. Paper originally prepared for "Canada's Children: The Priority for the 90's," a national symposium held by the Child Welfare League of America/Canada (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 27-30, 1991).