Quebec's Daycare system is often held up as an example for the rest of the country. And many Canadian families envy its affordability. But that doesn't mean the system isn't facing challenges. Some say the government needs to create more publicly-financed spaces because many private daycares don't meet the same standards as those in the public system. Plus the new CAQ government has pledged to start kindergarten for 4-year-olds, putting some daycares in jeopardy.
Guest(s) : Marie-Claude Lemieux, Director of Public Affairs, L’Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance Anne Lagacé Dowson, Political Commentator Christa Japel, Professor, UQAM Department of Education and Specialized Training Isaac Sachs, Author, "The Universal Daycare System"
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