Early childhood forum reports released

June 17, 2014

SPHERU co-hosted meetings in Regina and Saskatoon of early childhood development stakeholders last fall in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation, private foundation that supports charities in Canada, primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The forums looked at how early learning and childcare is organized, funded and delivered in Saskatchewan.

In December, the Muttart Foundation released a background paper. More recently, it released separate discussion reports from the two sessions.

The new reports are targeted towards the participants, which included senior staff involved in the planning and delivery of services in communities and schools, as well as from the cities and communities around the province.

These reports outline the key dimensions of early learning and care. While they do not identify individual participants, they include reflections from people in the field on issues such as engaging parents, building support, developing a framework for service delivery, financing, managing and regulating, providing access for families, supporting the early learning and childcare workforce, educating the public and defining the role of government.

The reports for the Regina meeting and the Saskatoon meeting are available online, as is the background paper.


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