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All rights reserved This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Policy makers, advocates and experts agree that the current delivery of early childhood development programs is fragmented. Many point to the education system as a better alternative for a more coherent approach that has the necessary infrastructure in place in communities, and is well placed to meet the needs of all young children and their families.
In other jurisdictions, early childhood development programs have moved into education. In Canada, provincial and local school authorities are taking on more early childhood programs.
Mothers and their newborns connect with physicians and our universal health care system. Most infants and toddlers are immunized by a health care practitioner.
The next universal touch point is the school system at entry to kindergarten. Between ages 18 months and four or five years, families pretty much fend for themselves. Until children enter the school system, they find a chaotic landscape of programs and services: It is a bewildering mix that is difficult for parents to navigate.
Quality assurance is mostly left up to parents. They are encouraged to take the parent-child relationship and family dynamic into account 3. Physicians often want to make recommendations about, and referrals to, community early childhood programs and services, but they, too, face the bewildering mix.
Once children enter the school system, there is a universal platform that physicians and others can connect to.
It may not be perfect, but health care practitioners know that all children are entitled to the intellectual and social environment that schools provide, and they know where to begin if they want to recommend additional supports.
The current chaotic state of early childhood programs is well documented 14 — 7. Public support for an integrated early childhood system with links to public health and to health care practitioners is gaining momentum 18 — The task is daunting because it means bringing together loosely organized, community-based initiatives with well-established institutions.
It also means bringing together professionals and practices that have grown up with different disciplinary lenses on early child development.
Meanwhile, other early childhood programs, including child care programs, nursery schools, playgroups, preschool and family drop-in programs, remain the subject of ongoing debate regarding their relative risks and benefits Delivered by a poorly supported and regulated market, these programs are frequently portrayed as the problem, rather than the solution Early childhood programs that are licensed child care programs are supported by a complex regulatory environment that is different from the education system, and is focused on minimal health and safety provisions, not educational outcomes.
Often, multiple ministries or departments are involved in the delivery of early childhood programs. Parents pay for the majority of child care programs.
The amounts and types of various grants and fee subsidies often change. The results are mediocre quality for children, program instability and limited access for families In Canada, there have been some heated political debates over where early childhood programs should take place and who should be delivering them Canada’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) system has fared poorly in recent international comparisons.
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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) has just released Early childhood education and care in Canada This is its 11th compilation of Canada-wide data on child care and related early childhood and family programs.“It considers child care space provision, budget allocations, and service delivery information in the period, comparing these to previous years.
Alex Miles Paper Title: National early childhood education and care as a policy debate in Canada Despite over 40 years elapsing since.
Early Childhood Education and Care Policy CANADA Country Note Chapter 1: the Introduction outlines the goals and framework of the OECD early childhood education and care (ECEC) reviews.
A premise of the OECD approach is that the development of young children depends greatly on of early childhood systems across Canada, in which parents.