The Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care (ECELC) has released some new briefs and publications.
Parents’ Views About the Affordability of EarlyLearning and Child Care in Alberta — ECEL
Federal and provincial governments have embarked on a major undertaking to build systems of early learning and child care across Canada that meet high standards for quality, affordability, accessibility, inclusion, and flexibility. The success of this plan—the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Care (CWELCC) initiative—will depend partly on whether changes to early learning and care meet the needs and expectations of parents. To learn about parents’ views, the Alberta Parent Survey on Early Learning and Child Care was conducted in 2022 with over 1400 parents in Alberta with young children. The present report, one in a series based on this survey, is focused on affordability. Parents’ Views About the Affordability of Early Learning and Child Care in Alberta includes detailed findings and recommendations for optimizing the way in which the CWELCC is implemented in Alberta.
Impact Report 2022-2023: Advancing early learning and care in Edmonton through rigorous research, high-trust relationships, and policy leadership
This report contains a snapshot of the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care’s work and associated impacts between September 2022 and August 2023. It provides context to understand the significance of the ECELC’s advocacy and policy initiatives and demonstrates how they contributed to EPE’s focus area of rigorous research and analysis, high-trust relationships, and policy thought leadership. This report also provides the City of Edmonton with a transparent look at the Council's work over the past year and describes its future plans.
All reports and other ECELC activity can be found at www.ecelc.ca.