Many people read and provided invaluable information for this Report. We appreciate the thoughtful and insightful comments provided by Alexis Gagné, Jane Bertrand, Pat Wedge, Ann Robertson, Sue Deloney, Christine Maclean, Ann Sherman, Joanne Murrell, Charles Pascal, Zeenat Janmohamed, Christine Nunez, André Plamondon, François Lagarde and Jennifer Jenkins.
We would like to acknowledge the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto and the support and encouragement provided by its chair, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, and its faculty and administration. Also to the Connaught Global Challenge Award, University of Toronto that supports the work of Dr. Emis Akbari. We can not find the words to express our gratitude to our project director, Stacey Mudie, who kept unlimited drafts of text and figures in play, and who organized all the logistics that allowed the Report to happen.
We would like to highlight the vital contribution of Statistics Canada to this project. Helping Canadians understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture—is critical to protecting our democracy. The quality information generated by the department is invaluable for evidence-based policy making at every level of governance.
Thanks also to the staff of provincial and territorial departments and ministries who gave generously of their time to respond to our questions.
Departments contacted included:
Newfoundland and LabradorDepartment of Child, Youth and Family ServicesDepartment of Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentDepartment of Health and Community Services
New BrunswickDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development
Nova ScotiaDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development
Prince Edward IslandDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development
QuébecMinistry of Children and Youth ServicesMinistry of Education, Leisure and Sports
OntarioMinistry of Education
ManitobaHealthy Child ManitobaFamily ServicesEducation and Advanced Learning
SaskatchewanMinistry of Education
AlbertaAlberta Children and Youth ServicesAlberta Education
British ColumbiaMinistry of Children and Family DevelopmentMinistry of Education
Northwest TerritoriesDepartment of Education, Culture and Employment
The production of this report was made possible thanks to the skill and patience of the following: our copy editors, Janice Dyer (English) and Maryse Froment-Lebeau (French); Claire Gascon-Giard, who provided invaluable feedback as she led the French translation made by Asiatis; graphic designers Erin Holmes of Soplari Design and Greg Slater of Thistle Printing. The authors would also like to acknowledge Kathleen McBride and Cranberryink for the website development and With Intent for its communications support.
The Atkinson Centre sincerely thanks its funding partners (listed here) whose support is essential to the creation and dissemination ofthe Early Childhood Education Report 2014.
We are grateful to the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation who sponsored the French translation for the Report and contributed to its content development and dissemination in Québec. Our admiration goes to the Jimmy Pratt Foundation who has used both editions of the ECE Report to great effect in Newfoundland.
While appreciating the input of many, the authors accept full responsibility for the content of the Early Childhood Education Report 2014.
Emis Akbari, Kerry McCuaig
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