ERIC Number: ED264976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Programs in Canada.
Biemiller, Andrew; And Others
In order to describe early childhood care and education in Canada and to discuss some related political realities and issues, this overview paper is divided into four sections. The first section concerns the use and administration of early childhood programs, including some discussion of the cultural and linguistic realities confronted by Canadian early childhhod education and the variations in programs provided by the different provinces and territories. The second section describes current trends in care and educational programs, including the following: expansion of day care centers, licensed private home care, after school day care, and kindergarten for 4-year-olds; and exploration of the "family center" concept. Examined in the third section are two issues presently receiving attention in provincial and federal policy discussion and in research programs: How much and what kinds of day care should be provided? and, How much and what kinds of early childhood education should be provided? Finally, the fourth and fifth sections respectively provide a brief review of some Canadian research concerned with the study of social and cognitive development of young children and offer a discussion of future trends in early education in Canada. (DST)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Family Day Care, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Outcomes of Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, School Age Day Care, School Role, Social Influences, Young Children
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Canada