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Economic Benefits of ELCC

Economic Benefits of ELCC

March 24, 2023

The Role of Early of Learning and Child Care in Rebuilding Canada’s Economy after COVID-19, written by Jim Stanford, reviews the economic benefits of collaborating to promote the ELCC sector in a post-covid Canada. It reviews data that confirms that rolling out a strong universal ELCC program over the coming decade would make a critical contribution to national economic recovery. This article also includes details on how quality early learning environments impact the long-run employment, income, and fiscal benefits of future generations of Canadians that would arise from the quality developmental support of these ELCC environments.

While quite lengthy, this article highlights specific, data driven, information as to why a collaborative approach to supporting the ELCC sector is important. Everyone benefits from ensuring future generations of Canadians have access to quality early learning.


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