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F.08 CHILD CARE

Documents

Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 600 Kilobytes

2009 CYA Review

Title:Review of child and youth advocacy in Alberta
Corporate Author: Government of Alberta
Subject:Children - child welfare system
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

Alberta is deeply committed to effective individual advocacy as an integral link in a chain of services and supports that together lead to strengthened outcomes for children and youth receiving child welfare services in Alberta. In the context of a transformation towards outcome-focused development and delivery of child welfare services, and strengthened governance and accountability, Alberta is considered by many other jurisdictions as a forerunner in providing innovative child welfare services. However, this is balanced by an understanding that not all children and youth have optimal outcomes, and a continual focus on improvement is fundamentally important. This review represents an opportunity to build on the strengths of the current system to ensure the system is transparent and accountable with a focus on improving outcomes for children and youth in Alberta.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Alberta Child and Youth Advocacy Review Committee. It balances “what we heard” from a range of stakeholders with observations of the Committee, including a particular emphasis on voices from youth with experience with child welfare services in Alberta. Practices and models were examined from other jurisdictions.
The recommendations in this report represent a solution that is designed for Alberta culminating in a vision for strengthened child and youth advocacy in Alberta.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 2.01 Megabytes

2009 ECE Credentialing

 

Title:Pathways to early childhood education credentialing in Canada
Author(s):Flanagan, Kathleen|split|Beach, Jane|split|Michal, Donna|split|Cormier, Suzane
Subject:Child care - workers|split|Education - planning, policy
Publisher:Child Care Human Resources Sector Council
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

In 2008, the Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCHRSC) - with the support of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - undertook the Pathways to Early Childhood Education Credentialing in Canada project. The main goal of the project was to better understand the requirements and processes used in each province and territory to recognize an individual's ECE credentials in order to be considered eligible to work in that jurisdiction as a qualified early childhood educator.
This document, the Pathways to Early Childhood Education Credentialing in Canada report, intended for credentialing officials, policy makers, researchers and employers, provides an overview of the systems or approaches to credentialing in place in each province or territory and the policy that guides them; provides a context for areas related to credentialing, including foreign credential recognition and prior learning assessment and recognition; profiles interesting practices in foreign credential recognition and prior learning assessment and recognition; explores the impact of Canada's Agreement on Internal Trade on labour mobility in the early childhood sector.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Filesize 666 Kilobytes

1988 January-February First Reading - Child Care

Created Date Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Filesize 487 Kilobytes

1981 December A Report on Non-Profit After School Care in the City of Edmonton

 

Title:A report on non-profit after school care in the city of Edmonton
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Child care - Edmonton
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1981
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 05 March 2015
Filesize 1.85 Megabytes

1978 September Board and Staff - Nail That Stuff

 

Title:Boards 'n staff 'n all that stuff: a workbook for boards and staff of child care centres.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Non-profit organizations - board manuals|split|Non-profit organizations - personnel
Publisher:City of Edmonton
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1978
Language:English
Material Type:Handbook


Created Date Thursday, 05 March 2015
Filesize 673 Kilobytes

1976 August – Public Response to Expansion of Day Care Services

Title:Public response to policy guidelines regarding the expansion of day care services in Edmonton
Author(s):Duncan, Linda Duncan
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1976
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 166 Kilobytes

1975 July Position Paper on After School Care - Appendix B

 

Title:Appendix b: position paper on after school care.
Author(s):Day, Michael G.
Subject:Child care - Alberta
Publisher:Edmonton Social Services
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1975
Language:English

Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 368 Kilobytes

1973 November Information on Day Care

Title:Information on day care
Corporate Author: Community Task Force on Day Care
Subject:Child care - Edmonton|split|Child care - Alberta
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1973
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Filesize 293 Kilobytes

1973 June The Operational Plans for Early Childhood Services

 

Title:Task force on the operational plans for early childhood services
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Child care - programming
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1973
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Filesize 862 Kilobytes

1966 March Brief to the City of Edmonton on the Establishment of Day Care Services

 

Title:Brief to the City of Edmonton on the establishment of day care services
Corporate Author: Edmonton Welfare Council, Day Care Planning Committee
Publisher:Edmonton Welfare Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1966
Language:English

Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 450 Kilobytes

2011 Educated Employed Equal

Title:Educated, employed and equal: the economic prosperity case for national child care.
Corporate Author: YWCA Canada
Subject:Child care - general
Publisher:YWCA Canada
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

Women’s advances in the work force and education over the last three decades demonstrate an unstoppable movement toward equality and mark a quiet revolution in women’s lives. The gender gap has closed in employment numbers and reversed in education without a corresponding social policy response. Canada needs early learning and child care services, not a social policy gap that is decades behind reality.

Language:English
 Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Filesize 1.21 Megabytes

2011 Day Care Controversy

 

Title:Alberta's day care controversy: from 1908 to 2009 -- and beyond.
Author(s):Langford, Tom
Subject:Child care - Alberta|split|Children - child welfare system|split|Children - foster care, adoption 
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

Book by Dr. Tom Langford traces the development of child care policies and programs in Alberta. Chapters discuss history of Alberta child care, the emergence of corporatized chains and issues for the future. Full book available online.

Language:English
Material Type:Book


Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Filesize 1.78 Megabytes

2010 Best Interest of Children

Title:In the best interests of children and families: a discussion of early childhood education and care in Alberta.
Corporate Author: The Muttart Foundation
Subject:Child care - Alberta|split|Children - general|split|Education - general
Publisher:The Muttart Foundation
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

The Muttart Foundation has prepared the current paper to encourage discussion of how Alberta can best approach its support for early childhood education and care. A parallel paper aims to encourage a similar discussion in Saskatchewan. The Foundation considers early childhood education and care a public good that benefits all children and families. It sees public support for early education and care as a prudent investment that has the potential to foster child development, to support families, and to help address the inequities in opportunity that appear early in a child's life. The paper, written with input from researchers and practitioners, is a starting point. The discussion of how best to support children and their families requires the input of many stakeholders and must take into account different values, ideas, and experiences. It must acknowledge and make sense of competing interests while remaining grounded in what research tells us about early childhood education and care. At minimum, the development of sound public policy, and the implementation of effective supports for children and their families, requires a deep understanding of the issues central to early childhood education and care. It also requires a vision of an Alberta in which all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential: one that remains in the best interests of children and their families.

Language:English
 Material Type:Report

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