Reports Archive

Toward A Provincial Framework for Early Learning and Care in Alberta

October 2012

The Muttart Foundation, Success By 6 and Calgary Upstart commissioned a series of discussion papers to generate stakeholder discussion on the key features and characteristics of a possible provincial framework for early learning and care in Alberta. These papers will form the basis for seven provincial stakeholder forums (fall 2012) to be held in Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Calgary, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and Medicine Hat

Putting the Pieces Together Project Overview and Summary Integrating Child Care

In the Best Interests of Children and Families:

A Plenary Discussion of Early Childhood Education and Care in Alberta

November 2011The Muttart Foundation

This summary report outlines the major themes that emerged from a plenary forum with fifty-one participants involved in early childhood education and care in Alberta, hosted by The Muttart Foundation and Success By 6. The plenary forum was organized both to review findings from a series of five regional forums organized to discuss the Foundation’s paper ‘In the Best Interests of Children and Families: A Discussion of Early Childhood Education and Care in Alberta’ and to consider the broad outlines of a possible path forward for strengthening early childhood education and care in the Province.

"A Plenary Discussion of Early Childhood Education and Care in Alberta"

Municipal Child Care in Alberta:

An Alternative Approach to the Funding and Delivery of Early Learning and Care for Children and Their Families

November 2011The Muttart Foundation

Through its review of the role of municipalities in early learning and care, this paper aims both to present information on the current municipal models available in Alberta and to promote discussion on the potential for such models to play a greater role in the Alberta early learning and care landscape.

An Alternative Approach to the Funding and Delivery of Early Learning and Care for Children and their Families

In the Best Interests of Children and Families:

A Synthesis of Regional Discussions

September 2011The Muttart Foundation

In fall 2010, the Foundation released a discussion paper entitled ‘In the Best Interests of Children and Families: A Discussion of Early Childhood Education and Care in Alberta’. The paper was developed to stimulate discussion on how Alberta might best approach the funding and delivery of early childhood education and care in Alberta. Following release of that paper, the Foundation, with support from its local partners, hosted five regional forums across the province to consider the ideas presented in that paper. This current report summarizes the key themes that emerged from those discussions and provides a synthesis of participants’ thoughts and responses to the discussion paper.

A Synthesis of Regional Discussions

In the Best Interests of Children and Families:

A Discussion of Early Childhood Education and Care in Alberta

November 2010The Muttart Foundation

A discussion paper that provides an overview of the current funding and delivery of early childhood and care in Alberta as well as an alternate vision for how early childhood education and care can be approached and supported to better meet the needs of Alberta’s children and their families. In conjunction with the release of this discussion paper, the Foundation held five discussion forums in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Calgary, Red Deer and Medicine Hat/Lethbridge to allow key stakeholders the opportunity to consider the paper and begin a broader dialogue on the options it presents for advancing the funding and delivery of early childhood education and care (2010-11).

A Discussion of Early Childhood Education and Care in Alberta