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 Wednesday September 16th, 2020.

It looks at the key role of early learning and child care in the COVID-19 economic recovery. It outlines a framework to maximize the impact of federal financing of the ELCC system for children, parents, and workers.

It was written by Armine Yalnizyan   (Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers) and Kerry McCuaig (Atkinson Centre at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). Additional input was provided by Morna Ballantyne (Child Care Now) and Kate Bezanson (Brock University). Any errors are the authors’ own.