JUST RELEASED – Toward a Provincial Framework for Early Learning and Care in Alberta – A Draft Framework Design for Discussion

In November 2012, the Muttart Foundation, Success By 6 and Calgary UpStart hosted a series of 7 regional consultations to consider the design of a new provincial framework for early learning and care. The results of these consultations, presented in a series of forum reports, showed strong stakeholder support for the closer integration of services, over time, through the guidance of a new provincial framework for early learning and care. The following report presents a draft framework design which draws on the consultation findings and the emerging body of research on how best to approach the funding and delivery of early learning and care. This draft design provides a starting point for further discussions and key initiatives in the move to more closely integrate early learning and care in Alberta.

A Draft Framework Design for Discussion