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Early Years Study 3 Powerpoint Presentations


Focus Group Summary and Analysis: Public Perceptions of Early Learning and Child Care 

A series of exploratory focus group sessions across Canada about early learning and child care were conducted in 2011 and informed the Early Years Study 3.

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Toronto report launch - Video

A recording of the November 22, 2011 report launch in Toronto is now available. The event was opened by Olivia Nuamah, Executive Director of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, followed by a speech by the Hon. Margaret McCain, read by Jane Bertrand.  Kerry McCuaig gave an overview of the report's content. The event concluded with a Q&A with the audience.

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Hon. Margaret McCain speaking notes: Toronto report launch

In his introduction to this edition Fraser credits the many great thinkers who helped shaped his understanding of early human development. I—as many of you—was a student at the college of Fraser Mustard and a beneficiary of his learnings. This is a day of mixed emotions for everyone particularly Cheryl Mooney and Dorothy McKinnon who worked with Fraser at Founders’ Network and supported the development of this study, as they did the first two.

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Questions & Answers

What is the Early Years Study? This third edition of the Early Years Study documents the social, economic and scientific rationale for investing in early childhood education. It recommends that all children be entitled to an early education from the age of 2 years onward. New to this edition is the Early Childhood Education Report 2011. The ECE Report provides information about the quality, access, financing and policy of early childhood education across Canada...

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What others are saying about Early Years Study 3

"Benchmarking children’s outcomes at a population level is crucial to inform policy makers on where, what and how to scale up programs and to reach universality, accountability and comparability within and among countries. The Early Development Instrument, pioneered in Canada and promoted worldwide under Fraser's guidance, helps countries measure the well-being of a nation's most valuable asset—their young. The Early Childhood Education [Report] complements this effort by examining the policy frameworks that promote quality, accessible programs for young children..."

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Early Years Study 2

 Early years study 2: Putting science into action (2007) focused on the policy framework necessary to improve conditions in early childhood, with a view of improving the health of the population.

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Early Years Study 1

The seminal Early years study: Reversing the real brain drain (1999) describes the critical importance of children's early interactions in shaping their development.

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