Presentations & Resources

The Early Childhood Education Report moves beyond counting child care spaces to assess the policy frameworks that support services for young children and their families.

Our research team at the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development selected and populated 19 internationally derived benchmarks, using an analysis of government publications and reports, and custom runs from Statistics Canada’s Survey of Young Canadians and Labour Force Survey. Profiles were developed for all 10 provinces plus the Northwest Territories using the above data, supplemented by key informant interviews. The results and draft profiles were provided to provincial and territorial officials for comment.

The long version of the Report includes the background data and rationale, charts and figures, methodology, complete references and profiles of each jurisdiction. All are available online, together with presentations and media materials. Download the long version of the ECE Report 2014, and follow us on Twitter @AtkinsonCentre.

The Atkinson Centre is a research centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. By linking research to practice and public policy, it seeks to improve outcomes for young children.

The Atkinson Centre relies on its strategic partners who play a critical role in the research, content development and communication of the Early Childhood Education Report 2014. It would like to thank its funders the Atkinson Foundation, the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation and The Lawson Foundation.

It would also like to thank the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation and the Jimmy Pratt Foundation for their support in the launch and dissemination of the Report.