Child Care Use for Canadian Children under Age 6: Results from the Survey on Early Learning and Child Care Arrangements (42220001)

Canadian governments, at federal and provincial levels, have shown increasing attention to the importance of child care, in particular as a means to increase parents' labour force participation and enhance children's development. The Survey on Early Learning and Child Care Arrangements (SELCCA) provides a current snapshot of early child care use in Canada, and can be used to better understand the reasons why families choose to use or not use different types of child care arrangements. This presentation explores findings from the 2020 SELCCA in order to demonstrate use of child care, types of arrangements used by parents, reasons for using and not using care, and difficulties finding child care. Results will also be compared to the 2019 SELCCA to explore changes that have occurred during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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