Minding our P’s and Q’s: Policy, Pedagogy and Quality

The purpose of this project is to facilitate a national dialogue on curriculum issues in national policy making as a foundation for the establishment of a national pedagogical framework that will enhance children’s early learning and development. Through this project, the CCAAC conducts and disseminates research on curriculum issues in national policy making, as well as facilitates public consultations in all sectors to identify and implement common values and early childhood education goals.  This project is supported through the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program. Project completed in 2007.

Project Report

The Best of All Worlds: A Community Vision for Early Learning and Child Care in Canada (November 2007)

Background Report

The Best of All Worlds – Policy, Pedigogy and Quality: A Vision for Early Learning and Child Care in Canada – Background Report

Useful Links and Resources

Power Point Presentation – Early Childhood Education in China

Power Point Presentation – International Childhood Curricula

Changing Curriculum for Early Childhood Education in England
Early Childhood Research and Practice

Three Approaches from Europe: Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia
Early Childhood Research and Practice

Quality by Design
Child Care Resource and Research Unit – Literature Review

Finland National Policy Definition on Early Childhood Education and Care

What is good daycare? A Swedish perspective. Presentation from Plan It Quality: Environments in early learning and child care linking research to policy and practice.

Curriculum issues in national policy making. Keynote address to the ECCERA Conference, Malta, September 2, 2004. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Preschool programs: Effective curriculum. Comments on Kagan and Kauerz and on Schweinhart. Bertrand J.

Eager to learn: Educating our preschoolers Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy, Commission on Behavioural and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council

Te Whāriki Early Childhood Curriculum. New Zealand.

Swedish Curriculum for the pre-school. (National Agency for Education).

Starting strong: Curricula and pedagogies in early childhood education and care – Five curriculum outlines.

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