Research, Evidence and Policy:  Mobilizing Knowledge
November 13, 2014, Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, MB

A one day early childhood education and child care policy research conference was held on November 13th preceding the fourth national child care policy conference ChildCare2020: From Vision to Action (November 13-15). The one day research event focused on current ECEC research and on how knowledge transfer and mobilization can inform child care policy and support services. University, community and government researchers presented papers and posters exploring the research-policy-knowledge connection. The event also launched development of a new ECEC policy research network.

 “Policy” was used in the broadest sense, and topics included historical as well as contemporary, and international, as well as Canadian, perspectives.

Conference Presentations

Issues in ECEC Professionalization
pdfSupporting the Development of ECE Students’ Professional Identities through Advocacy,  Maher Ghalayini, Bethany Grady & Monica Lysack.
pdfUnaccustomed As We Are... Successes and Challenges for the ECE Community in Gaining Full Self-Regulatory Legal Authority,  Elaine Winick & Christine Forsyth.
pdfWhat Can We Do Now? From Early Childhood Educators’ Level of Declarative Knowledge of Developmental Milestones to Program Review or Professional Development?  Nathalie Di Francesco.

Community Initiatives: Aboriginal Focus
pdfAboriginal Children Count: Kiskinwahamkwakewin Research Project,  Kathy Mallett & Ivy Chaske.
pdfThe Need for Culturally Specific Early Learning Curriculum: Supporting Aboriginal Early Learners,  Cheryl Kinzel.
pdf The Winnipeg Boldness Project: Centering Of Children, Families and Community as Experts in Their Own Lives, Gladys Rowe & Diane Roussin.

Knowledge Mobilization Close-up: BC’s $10/day Campaign & Generation Squeeze
pdfTweet this! Emerging Knowledge Mobilization Lessons from BC’s Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning (aka BC’s $10/day Plan),  Rita Chudnovsky & Sharon Gregson.
pdfGeneration Squeeze,  Paul Kershaw.

ECEC Policy & Politics
pdfPartisan Child Care Politics in Australia and the United Kingdom,  Kelly Pasolli.
pdfRefamilializing and Individualizing? Gender and Social Policy in Canada,  Kate Bezanson.
pdfHow to be Contentious and Cooperative at the Same Time in Childcare Policy Development: Learning from the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada’s Relationship with the Federal Government from 2003 to 2005,  Rachel Langford, Patrizia Albanese, Susan Prentice & Brooke Richardson.

Assessing the Effects of Social Movements
pdfPolicy Lessons from the National Child Care Agreements Ten Years Later: A 'Choose Your Own Ending' Adventure of Possibilities, Pitfalls and Politics,  Lynell Anderson & Monica Lysack.
pdfWho is the 'We' of The CCAAC? Mobilizing Insights into the Discursive Construction of Childcare Movement Actors’ Collective Identity,  Brooke Richardson & Rachel Langford.
pdfLooking Back from Winnipeg: Three National Childcare Conferences, Lisa Pasolli.

Exploring Quality Issues
pdfWhat Do We Know about Unregulated and Regulated Family Child Care in Canada, and What Do We Need to Know? Scoping Out a Research Agenda,   Michal Perlman, Linda White, Martha Friendly & Carolyn Ferns.
pdfEvaluating the City of Toronto’s Early Childhood Education and Care Quality Ratings and Improvement System,   Anne Hepditch & Michal Perlman.
pdfMobilizing Reconceptualist Early Childhood Education Perspectives, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw & Kathleen Kummen.

Knowledge Mobilization, Campaigns and Tactics
pdfEngaging Early Childhood Education and Care Stakeholders in the Coproduction of Provincial Child Care Policy: An Alberta Case-Study,  Christopher Smith.
“JustUs: An Arts-Based Activist Approach to Early Child Care Inequity in the Yukon,” Kate Swales.
pdfDesign Thinking and the System of Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada,   Meghan Savigny.

Rethinking ECE Paradigms
pdfEarly Intervention and Inclusion in the Context of a National Childcare Policy: A Research Perspective,  Elaine Frankel and Kathryn Underwood.
pdfViews on Children’s Participation: Working Within and in Between Paradigms,  Dasha Shalimo.
pdfExploring the Inter-Professional Collaborations Between Early Childhood Educators and Kindergarten Teachers in FDEL-K,   Nathalie Di Francesco, Nadia Breese & Shawn Lennie.

Debates about Financing Childcare
pdfPaying for Affordable Child Care: Equity and Affordability Implications for a Universally Accessible System,   Petr Varmuza.
pdfHow Affordable is Early Childhood Education and Care? Methods and Results from a Unique Family-Specific Measure of Affordability,   Michael Krashinsky, Gordon Cleveland & Barry Forer.
pdfWomen’s Economic Equality, Child Care, and Income Splitting: Canada Returns to a Culture of Women’s Dependence,   Kathleen Lahey.


ChildCare 2020

Nov. 13-15, 2014
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg

Nov. 13-15, 2014

Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg
Nov. 13-15, 2014

Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg


Nov. 13-15, 2014

Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg