Association Early Childhood Educators Ontario

The case against for-profit ‘big box’ child care

Child care should be a public good to benefit all, not a business whose goals may have little to do with serving children, families and community.

Laurel Rothman/Martha Friendly, Toronto Star - Aug. 7, 2014

In an increasingly market-driven Canada, it should not be surprising that profit-making services are still part of the child-care landscape. However, the last decades’ rise of “big-box” child care in Canada has been greeted with alarm by advocates for whom this is incompatible with the equitable, inclusive, high quality early childhood system they have long sought.

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