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An Examination of Regulatory and Other Measures to Support Quality Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta

December 1, 2020Jane Beach

This report, commissioned by the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care and the Muttart Foundation, was written with the intent of promoting discussion about improving the quality of early learning and care in Alberta. It provides a comprehensive review of how jurisdictions can, and do, support quality in early learning and care through a combination of regulation and other policy vehicles and mechanisms. It was prepared by Jane Beach, a prominent researcher and consultant in the area of early learning and care. The report:

  • reviews the history of early learning and care in Alberta since the 1960s
    as well as its present state (Section 2);
  • describes international research on quality and standards
    for ensuring quality (Section 3);
  • provides an overview of regulatory mechanisms for supporting quality in
    Alberta and four other provinces (Section 4);
  • outlines the regulatory, funding, and policy measures used in Norway
    to build a high-quality system of early learning and care (Section 5); and
  • raises issues that need to be considered in building a system of early
    learning and care (Section 6).
An Examination of Regulatory and Other Measures to Support Quality Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta

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

September 28, 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 Saskatchewan with those of service providers in other parts of Canada.

Early Learning and Care in Saskatchewan

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