The benchmarks for the ECE Report were established following an extensive review of monitoring tools developed in Canada and internationally, and in consultation with experts involved in the development of these measures. Nineteen benchmarks were selected and populated using available data, an analysis of government publications and reports, Statistics Canada data (including population estimates) and custom runs from the Labour Force Survey.
A profile of each province and territory was developed using the above data, supplemented by key informant interviews with provincial and territorial officials. Quebec’s 2017 profile was developed by the Association Québécoise des centres de la petite enfance (AQCPE), under the supervision of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD), and in collaboration with 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. Draft profiles were provided to officials for comment and modifications were incorporated. Profile results were then used to populate the 19 benchmarks of the report in consultation with provincial/territorial officials.
A complete review of provincial/territorial ECE policies and programming are available under Provincial/Territorial Profiles.
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