Frequently asked questions

Where can I read the full Early Years Study 4 report?

What is the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation (MWMFF)?

What is early childhood education (ECE)?

What is an early childhood educator?

What is universal ECE?

What is the peer effect?

What is the difference between ECE and daycare?

What is the difference between informal, licensed, and centre-based child care?

What are ‘the first 1000 days’?

What are ‘the second 1000 days’?

What is preschool?

What is self-regulation?

What is a vulnerable child?

What is the Early Development Instrument (EDI)?

What is play-based learning?

What is the continuum of play?

What is Employment Insurance (EI)?

What is the the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)?

What is the Early Childhood Education Report (ECER)?

What is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

How does Canada measure up compared to other OECD countries around early learning?

What must Canada do to reach the OECD average ECE enrolment?

Why connect ECE to the publicly funded school system? 

What is the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework?

What is a ‘double dividend’?

How can ECE break poverty cycles?

How does ECE reduce gender and income inequality?

How does ECE promote diversity?

What is the return on public investment for ECE?

What is SEN (Special Educational Needs)?

How can ECE divert children from special education (SEN)?

What is SES (socio-economic status)?

What are socio-economic gradients?