Take a look at the facts about early childhood education in Canada – some of them may surprise you.
The state of childcare in Canada might surprise you. Many factors including rising parent fees, the number of open spaces for children, location of facilities and types of childcare available can make it extremely difficult for parents to balance what is best for them and their child.
The following statistics become even more important when you consider that the demand for high quality child care is increasing. Parents are looking to child care facilities to offer programming and support for social development, school readiness, language and numeracy skills, in addition to basic supervision and care. The need for accessible, affordable and superior early childhood education will continue to increase as more and more families have two working parents.
Here’s a look at some of the most surprising facts about early childhood education in Canada today:
Did any of these current facts about early childhood education in Canada surprise you? To learn about the origin of early childhood education and the many influences that make the field what it is today, check out our post about the history of early childhood education. For more updates on the state of child care in Canada, stay posted to the HiMama Blog where we’ll update you on the latest developments in child care legislation, news and more. If you’re in Ontario, you may want to check out one of our recent posts about How Does Learning Happen which comes into effect on August 31, 2015 as the named document for programming and pedagogy as part of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014