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Macdonald David, June, 2018
Executive Summary
This report attempts to map, for the first time in Canada, a complete list of licensed child care spaces across the country against the number of children in a given postal code. In doing so, a number of "child care deserts" are identified as postal…
Macdonald David, Friendly Martha, December, 2016
Executive Summary
This is a summary of an examination, the third in a series of surveys conducted since 2014, which looks at child care fees across big cities in Canada. Based on phone surveys and focused on regulated child care in centers and in home settings and on…
Fox Stacey, Geddes Myra, October, 2016
Executive Summary
Based on a document that considers universal preschool for 3-year-olds in Australia, this summary looks at why a program is needed, what a 3-year-old preschool program is, the key issues that a program should address, how a program can be achieved,…
Noden Philip, West Anne, September, 2016
Executive Summary
Given the complexity of early years provision, creating an effective and efficient funding system for publicly funded early education is challenging and important. The funding arrangements affect the sustainability, quality and flexibility of…
West Anne, Noden Philip, September, 2016
Executive Summary
This report provides an historical perspective on the public funding of early years education in England. This phase of education has had a high political profile in England since the late 1990s, when state intervention began in earnest with free…
Great Britain. Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (England), July, 2015
Executive Summary
Her Majesty's Chief Inspector commissioned this good practice survey to gather evidence to address the recurring myth that teaching and play are separate, disconnected endeavours in the early years. Her Majesty's Inspectors visited a sample of the…
Taylor Chris, Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Power Sally, Maynard Trisha, Moore Laurence, Blackaby David, Plewis Ian, 14 May, 2015
Executive Summary
This is the final report of the three-year independent evaluation of the Foundation Phase for the Welsh Government. In this report we present the main findings of the evaluation and discuss the implications of these. The report concludes with 29…
Malanik Carleigh, 31 March, 2015
Executive Summary
This report examines federal spending on child care, and estimates the fiscal impact of recent announcements to enhance the Universal Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Expense Deduction. This report also provides a distributional analysis and…
Taylor Chris, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Blackaby David, 07 January, 2015
Executive Summary
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year-old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Greene Vanessa, Joshi Puja, Street Catherine, Connor Joyce, Soar Susan, Kurtz Ashley, January, 2015
Executive Summary
This report draws together the full findings of the process and cost evaluation of the two-year-olds in schools demonstration project. This was undertaken by the Research Centre of the National Children's Bureau (NCB), in partnership with the NCB…
Engel Arno, Barnett W. Steven, Anders Yvonne, Taguma Miho, 2015
Executive Summary
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programmes can offer a wide array of benefits to children, parents and society at large -- provided they are of high quality. Since the 1999 OECD Thematic Review of ECEC in Norway, the country has undertaken…
Callanan Meg, December, 2014
Executive Summary
This report presents findings from a qualitative study of childminders undertaken as part of the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED). SEED is a major evaluation undertaken by NatCen Social Research, the University of Oxford, 4Children…
Macdonald David, Friendly Martha, November, 2014
Executive Summary
While Canada spends less on early childhood education and care than most OECD countries, Canadian parents are among the most likely to be employed. As Canadian parents are working parents, child care fees can play a major role in decision-making and…
Blades Rachel, Greene Vanessa, Wallace Emma, Loveless Lucy, Mason Paul, November, 2014
Executive Summary
This report presents the findings of a study of the Integrated Review for 2-2 1/2 year olds pilot, the aims of which were to trial the bringing together of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Progress Check at age two with the Healthy Child…
Marin Andre, October, 2014
Executive Summary
Unfortunately, some children are placed at unnecessary risk in unlicensed and illegally operated child care centres, often hidden behind the closed doors and shuttered windows of private homes. The dangers associated with these child care…