Our Children Are Worth It: Executive Summary /Nos Enfants En Vallent La Peinne: Resume Administratif


This 1986 publication provides an executive summary of a research report done by Canadian Day Care Advocacy Association (CDCAA) on the costs and benefits of a national, publicly funded child care system for Canada. The study looks at both economic and social benefits, including job creation, enhanced early childhood development, support for women in the workforce, and improved productivity of parents. Costs would depend on the kind of child care system, but the study notes that wages of staff and the ratio of staff to children are fundamental elements. The study concludes that Canada could afford a universal, publicly-funded child care system and the CDCAA sets out recommendations for how such a system could be phased in over ten years.