Providing Free Preschool Child Care for Children Aged 2.5 to Kindergarten
Press release from the Office of the Premier.
“Today Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that full-day licensed child care will become free for preschool children from the age of two-and-a-half until they are eligible to start kindergarten, beginning in 2020. Free preschool child care will save families an estimated $17,000 per child, allow parents to go back to work when they choose and help give children the best start in life.”
Continue reading “Press release: More Child Care, More Choice”
This study seeks to answer the question “What is the best way to improve the affordability of licensed child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in Ontario?” It seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of alternative funding and policy options and to recommend steps forward that can dramatically improve child care affordability for families.
Continue reading “Executive Summary to Report for the Ontario Government – Affordable for All”
Recently, Prof. Bob Brym invited me to join others in exploring the issue of equality in contemporary Canadian society. The occasion was the inaugural S.D. Clark Symposium on the future of Canadian society. My topic was to assess how good a job child care is doing in Canada in improving different types of equity – gender, child and family. I’ve attached my (rather lengthy) notes for the talk. You should look for the volume based on this Symposium to be published soon by Oxford University Press. It will contain chapters from each of the authors, including my own.
Speech to the Institute for Research on Public Policy Roundtable – “Assessing Family Policy in Canada”.
From the ‘Child Care for a Change! Shaping the 21st Century’ conference
Slides for a Presentation to the “Winnipeg” Conference (in the form of a letter to Minister Ken Dryden)
Financing Canada’s Child Care System: A Letter to Ken
Conference Paper: Financing Early Learning and Child Care in Canada
Download a PDF of the paper or read the summary.