Reports Archive

Highlights from ‘Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta: Results from a National Survey During the COVID-19 Pandemic’

July 20, 2020The Muttart Foundation and the Canadian Child Care Federation

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit, the Canadian Child Care Federation, and Child Care Now distributed an online survey to child care centres and family child care homes designed to gather information on the state of child care service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic for the week of April 27 to May 1, 2020. A subsequent report, prepared by the Muttart Foundation and Canadian Child Care Federation, compared the pandemic experiences of service providers in Alberta with those in other parts of Canada. This document provides highlights from ‘Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta: Results from a National Survey During the COVID-19 Pandemic’.

Alberta Survey Highlights

Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta: Results from a National Survey During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 20, 2020The Muttart Foundation and the Canadian Child Care Federation

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit, the Canadian Child Care Federation, and Child Care Now distributed an online survey to child care centres and family child care homes designed to gather information on the state of child care service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic for the week of April 27 to May 1, 2020. Using data from the national survey, the Muttart Foundation and the Canadian Child Care Federation prepared this report comparing pandemic experiences of services providers in Alberta with those of service providers in other parts of Canada.

The Pandemic and Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta Final July 20

A Description of Post-Secondary Early Learning and Child Care Programs in Alberta

July 2019The Muttart Foundation

Across Canada, the capacity of provincial and territorial governments to advance the delivery of high-quality early learning and care services rests, in large measure, on their ability to develop and support better qualified early childhood educator workforces. The following report, prepared with the input of post-secondary faculty, provides a description of early learning and care programs of study across Alberta. It concludes with the outline of some preliminary strategies to increase the number of students who graduate with early learning and care credentials, while also seeking to raise the quality of these qualifications.

MTF 2019 Strategies to Advance Educational Preparation

Engaging Alberta Municipal Level Governments in Support of Early Learning and Care

December 2016The Muttart Foundation

Through a review of the role of municipal level governments in supporting early learning and care, this paper presents arguments and raises questions on the possible roles Alberta municipal level governments might play, and the responsibilities they might take on, to advance the public management, planning and delivery of services.

Engaging Alberta Municipal Level Governments

Advancing the Educational Preparation and Professional Development of Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Workforce

Family Day Home Regional Discussion - A Record of Stakeholder Discussions

October 2015The Muttart Foundation

In May 2015, the Muttart Foundation sponsored a regional meeting of Family Day Home stakeholders to consider how best to advance the educational preparation and professional learning of Alberta’s early learning and care workforce. The regional consultation discussed the growing body of research that looks at the formal educational preparation and professional learning of the early childhood education and care workforce, considered the implications of this research for certified early childhood educators and certificated teachers in Alberta and explored possible options to increase the capacity of those staff who work with young children to respond to the growing educational and social demands placed upon them. The consultation participants recorded their individual responses to the discussion questions on worksheets and these were collected and transcribed to provide a record of the discussions.

Family Day Home Final Report May 12, 2015