The Case for Early Learning and Child Care in Canada: A short- and long-term economic policy winner
Early learning and child care supports parental labour force participation. It is the social infrastructure we need to accelerate the economic recovery, build increased economic resiliency and ensure Canada is optimising its labour force at a time of aging demographics. Public investment in early learning and child care delivers material and sustained economic and social benefits that will increase Canadian prosperity and improve competitiveness. The benefits outweigh the costs -the estimated return on every dollar of government investment is between $1.5 to $6.