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.