The Early Childhood Education Report is produced by the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. By linking research to practice and public policy, the centre seeks to improve outcomes for young children and their families. The Atkinson Centre relies on its strategic partners that play a critical role in the research, content development and knowledge mobilization. The centre would like to thank our funders, listed below. We would also like to thank the Centre of Excellence in Early Childhood Development, which oversaw the development of the Québec profile and the French translation.Many contributed to the development of the ECER. Contributors are listed below. While appreciating the input of many and the direct contribution of the reviewers, the authors accept full responsibility for the content of this report and its companion documents.
Emis Akbari, Kerry McCuaig
Full list of Acknowledgements
Many people contributed to Early Childhood Education 2017. We highly appreciate the insights, analysis and encouragement provided by Jane Bertrand. A special thank you to Christine Avery Nunez for her enthusiasm for the project and contributing to the design of the website. Thank you to Daniel Foster from George Brown College and Michelle Rodrigues from the University of Toronto for their contributions to the development of the provincial and territorial profiles.A special thank you goes to the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) and Kristell Le Martret and Isabelle Vinet who oversaw the translation. Quebec’s 2017 profile was developed by the Association Québécoise des centres de la petite enfance (AQCPE), under the supervision of CEECD and with the collaboration of the Ministère de la Famille, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion.We would like to acknowledge the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto and the unfailing assistance of its chair, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, and its faculty and administration.We would also like to acknowledge the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College and the support provided by its director, Patricia Chorney Rubin.There are no words to express our gratitude to our project director, Stacey Mudie, who kept unlimited drafts of text and figures in play, and who organized all the logistics that allowed the report to happen.The vital contribution of Statistics Canada to this project must be noted. The quality information generated by the department is invaluable for evidence-based policy making at every level of governance.A very special thank you to the officials working in provincial and territorial departments and ministries. Their willingness to gather the data, answer our many questions and review drafts for accuracy were not only essential to the development of this report but provides accountability to Canadians for their investments in the early care and education of our children.Departments contacted included:Newfoundland and LabradorDepartment of Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentNew BrunswickDepartment of Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentNova ScotiaDepartment of Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentDepartment of Health and WellnessDepartment of Community ServicesPrince Edward IslandDepartment of Education, Early Learning and CultureDepartment of Family and Human ServicesQuébecMinistère de la FamilleMinistère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieurMinistère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’InclusionOntarioMinistry of EducationManitobaManitoba FamiliesManitoba Education and TrainingSaskatchewanMinistry of EducationAlbertaAlberta Children's ServicesAlberta EducationBritish ColumbiaMinistry of Children and Family DevelopmentMinistry of EducationProvincial Office for the Early YearsNunavutDepartment of EducationNorthwest TerritoriesDepartment of Education, Culture and EmploymentYukon TerritoriesDepartment of Health and Social ServicesDepartment of EducationThe production of this report was made possible thanks to the skill and patience of the following: our copy editors, Janice Dyer (English) and Maryse Froment-Lebeau (French); French translations provided by Chida Akhavan and Asiatis; graphic designer, Erin Holmes of Soplari Design and Greg Slater, Evan Bonsell and the team at Thistle Printing. The authors would also like to acknowledge Kathleen McBride and Cranberryink for the website development.The Atkinson Centre sincerely thanks its funding partners: The Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation, The Atkinson Foundation, and The Lawson Foundation; whose support is essential to the creation and dissemination of the Early Childhood Education Report 2017. A special thank you to the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain and Jane Bertrand (The Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation), Colette Murphy and Jenn Miller (The Atkinson Foundation), and Marcel Lauzière and Christine Alden (The Lawson Foundation).
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