A Year-By-Year Approach to Investing in Early Learning and Child Care

This memorandum was sent to the Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Privy Council Office on Friday October 16th, 2020.

It highlights a five year approach for new federal funding in order to expand access to affordable, high-quality care. This approach aims to improve two main areas: the capacity and compensation of existing and future child care workers; and space in high-quality, publicly-managed care.

It was written by Armine Yalnizyan (Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers) and Kerry McCuaig (Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). Any errors are the authors’ own.