ERIC Number: ED414036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care in Canada: Provinces and Territories 1995.
Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Centre for Urban and Community Studies.
This report presents provincial/territorial and national data on child care in Canada. Data collection methods included document examination for nation-wide statistics, and questionnaires sent to each provincial/territorial child care office, followed by telephone interviews with an official from each jurisdiction to update or clarify data. The report begins with a description of the federal role in Canadian child care. The bulk of the document is then organized according to province/territory, with each section containing the following information on child care: (1) relevant legislation; (2) contact information for the provincial official responsible for child care; (3) a description of child care services, including unregulated care, regulated care such as early childhood centers, school-age child care centers, family day care homes, and occasional centers; (4) policy and services for children with special needs; (5) aboriginal child care; (6) number of children from birth to 12 years of age, number of children with mothers in the work force, and number of children from birth to 14 years of age with disabilities residing at home; (7) family-related work leave policy; (8) child care space statistics; (9) child care standards and regulations; (10) child care funding; (11) child care administration; (12) description of the municipal role; (13) child care planning and development; (14) history of child care; (15) recent developments; and (16) key provincial/territorial child care organizations. The final section of the document presents in tabular format the national and provincial/territorial statistics. Contains 145 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Day Care, Demography, Elementary Education, Family Day Care, Family Work Relationship, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Indigenous Populations, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, School Age Day Care, Special Needs Students, State Legislation, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Human Resource Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Centre for Urban and Community Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Canada