Public management and accountability | Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

Public management and accountability

It goes without saying that a publicly funded early learning and child care system must be publicly managed. Only public management can ensure accountability and adherence to standards.

However, public management does not necessarily mean public delivery. Alberta currently has a mix of private (for-profit) and non-profit early learning and child care programs. Both receive public funding. Both are expected to be accountable for this funding and to adhere to legislated standards.


AECEA would like to thank The Community Initiatives Program (CIP)  for the Project-Based grant awarded in 2019 to create resources and videos on quality child care for parents, early childhood educators, and the general public. AECEA would also like to thank the Alberta Early Learning and Care Leaders Caucus for their assistance and support in the creation of the videos and resources.