The Facts

The Facts or Trends & Expectations

Modern social, educational and economic forces are combining to make early care and learning more of a public policy necessity than ever before.


Today’s family household requires parents to have access to affordable, quality child care and reassuringly supports their efforts to balance work and family.


The emerging research on brain development and early childhood development is influencing public policy and placing emphasis on quality early learning and care programs.


Parents expect more than babysitting or daycare when it comes to early childhood learning centres. They expect learning to accelerate their child’s ability to succeed in (and out of) school.

70% of child care centers in Canada have a wait list
Canada is investing $7.5 billion into the child care industry
Education and Early Childhood Learning are some of the best investments we can make for the future prosperity of our economy
Child care is the second highest investment for Canadian families