CAYC Statement Regarding Creating a Publicly Funded System

Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC) exists to provide a voice on critical issues related to the quality of life of all young children and families. In recognition of this commitment, the CAYC applauds the work of all educators, researchers, and advocates to create a publicly funded system of early childhood across the lands now known as the nation state of Canada. The research is clear, young children are best served in a publicly funded system, in which early childhood education is not part of the marketplace. As beautifully articulated by CAYC board member Dr. Christine McLean, this transition will not be easy but it is necessary as we create the spaces that young children deserve.
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AGM 2021

Please join us for The Journal of Childhood Studies: Editors' Presentation & the CAYC Annual General Meeting May 13, 2021 6-7:30 PM (EST) You must register in advance for this event and be a current member to vote at the AGM. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Register here:
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Statement in Support of Anti-Racism

The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC) exists to provide a critical voice on issues related to childhood and children. CAYC joins a multitude of voices and organizations in actively refusing decades of systemic injustice and oppressions that continue to operate on the lands now known as Canada. CAYC stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, on whose lands the nation state of Canada is built. We recognize that children are not equally positioned, and many live precarious lives confronting racism and oppression. Acknowledging that we function within educational institutions that are built on systemic racism, CAYC unites with educators, caregivers, families, students, researchers, policy-makers, and others toward disrupting inequities.
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