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ERIC Number: EJ1051257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
The Meanings Embedded within Childcare Regulations: A Historical Analysis
Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v6 n1 p41-53 2005
In response to current discussions about a universal Canadian childcare system (affordable childcare for "all" families), this article deconstructs the position that childcare occupies in the province of Ontario through the examination, from a historical perspective, of a document that outlines regulations for childcare programs: the Day Nurseries Act. Three discourses are analyzed by tracing them to social and demographic conditions during the early twentieth century: discourses related to the need for medical supervision of children attending childcare centres; discourses that emphasize the relationship between childcare centres and "families in need"; and discourses that refer to the need to follow strict programming and behavioural guidelines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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