ERIC Number: ED474488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada, 2001. Fifth Edition.
Friendly, Martha; Beach, Jane; Turiano, Michelle
Noting that in Canada, regulated child care and most other early childhood services are under provincial jurisdiction, this report is the fifth to provide statistical and other information on early childhood care and education services for each province and territory in Canada. Data were assembled from a variety of sources, including questionnaires sent to each provincial/territorial child care office or to officials responsible for kindergarten, telephone interviews with officials, and follow-up interviews to ensure information accuracy, supplemented by written and website information. The introductory section of the report provides information on data sources, gives an overview of the state of early childhood education and care (ECEC), and describes federal ECEC programs and federal aboriginal ECEC programs. The second section, the bulk of the report, contains the following information for each province and territory: (1) demographic and family leave information; (2) legislation and policies regarding kindergarten services, including children with special needs, teacher qualifications, curriculum, and spending; (3) legislation and policies regarding regulated child care services, including the official responsible for child care, child care services available, policies regarding children with special needs, aboriginal child care programs, statistics on child care spaces, standards and regulations, funding, the municipal or local government role, and child care planning and development; (4) other ECEC services, including family resources programs; (5) history of child care in the province/territory and recent developments; and (6) key provincial child care organizations. The remaining two sections contain tables detailing national and provincial/territory statistics for the most recent period and trend data. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Care, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Kindergarten, Legislation, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Standards, State Government, Tables (Data)
Childcare Resource and Research Unit, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto, 455 Spadina Avenue, Ste. 305, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G8, Canada. Tel: 416-978-6895; Fax: 416-971-2139; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.childcarecanada.org. For full text: http://www.childcarecanada.org/ECECC2001.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Childcare Resource and Research Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Canada