This feasibility study takes a broad view of “day care” and uses the term “early childhood education and child care” (ECEC), which is more commonly found in the literature and is increasingly used by the sector. ECEC includes all arrangements providing care and education for children prior to compulsory schooling (Grade 1), regardless of setting, funding, auspice, opening hours or program content. In the context of the Northwest Territories (NWT), ECEC includes licensed day care centres, family day homes, nursery schools, Aboriginal Head Start, family resource programs, preschool and Junior Kindergarten.
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May 2015
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Early Childhood
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