Just released by the Canadian Child Care Federation, Child Care Now, Muttart Foundation and the YMCA of Northern Alberta, Roadmap to a Quality Early Learning and Child Care System in Alberta. This roadmap has been organized into four sections:
Section 1: Ideas and vision proposes a vision and principles to guide early learning and child care policy development and provision.
Section 2: Public policy, planning and management outlines the role of government in system building, including governance, expansion and service delivery.
Section 3: Financing examines system financing, considers affordability for parents and families, and proposes new funding approaches and accountability measures to support program sustainability and quality provision.
Section 4: Workforce development and support discusses and proposes policy actions to support the essential roles well-prepared, and appropriately compensated early childhood educators play in the delivery of high-quality early learning and child care.
Each section includes background information, a summary of the current Alberta context and the proposed policy actions in support of system building.