The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada Calls on Advocates from Every Region to Come Together for Child Care Now!

Monday, July 26 2010

The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada Calls on Advocates from Every Region to Come Together for Child Care Now!

Over the coming year, we will be guiding a process of child care consultations across Canada using our discussion paper, "Seeing and Solving the Child Care Crisis: Options for Progress". We want to collectively develop a strategy that ensures every child in Canada has access to high quality, publicly funded child care.

We need your input and ideas, so please get involved.

"Options for Progress" looks at eight policy lessons that came out of an OECD four-year study of early learning and child care services in 12 countries. The discussion paper outlines options for child care policy and poses challenging questions to address policy gaps and identify priorities.

Here are some ways to get involved:

The paper will also be distributed widely through regular mail and be available at conferences, workshops and other events.

We want your help to find workable answers to big questions. What would a pan-Canadian policy framework contain? How would it promote quality, inclusion and respect for diversity? What would it cost? How could it be made accountable? How could it be regionally sensitive yet ensure every child has equal access? The answers to these questions and more will form the basis of a comprehensive child care strategy paper.

Our goal is to develop a 10- to 15-year plan for putting in place a system of early learning and child care that:

We want to produce a practical road map that will enable us to build public support and spark long-needed government action. Working together, we can develop a solid plan for child care and show governments that it can be done.

Timelines

Our goal is to have a final strategy paper by Spring 2004. Regional consultations will begin in January 2004, with a deadline for initial feedback by the end of March.


Full report available for download in pdf
http://www.childcareadvocacy.ca/SOS/sos_cc.pdf

Invitation available for download in pdf
http://www.childcareadvocacy.ca/SOS/sos_invite.pdf

Note: The discussion paper in French is forthcoming.

Contact information:
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Tel (613) 594-3196
info@childcareadvocacy.ca
http://www.childcareadvocacy.ca

 

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