By Tom Langford

ISBN-10: 1926836022

ISBN-13: 9781926836027

Daycare in Alberta has had a remarkably sturdy historical past as a debatable factor. because the past due Fifties, disputes over daycare courses, guidelines, and investment were a ordinary function of political existence within the province. Alberta's Daycare Controversy lines the improvement of daycare regulations and courses in Alberta, with specific emphasis on coverage judgements and application projects that experience provoked huge debate and fight between electorate. Langford brings to mild the general public controversies that happened over the last 4 many years of the 20th century and the 1st decade of the hot millennium, putting modern concerns in old context and waiting for the weather of destiny coverage struggles.

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28 This position was not formally conveyed to the Alberta government until a letter dated 10 March. 29 The federal government’s unwillingness to assist with the purchase of a property in Calgary meant that the province was looking at a larger start-up cost than it had anticipated and also sent the clear message that the establishment of a day nursery in Calgary was not viewed by the Dominion as being crucial to the war effort. Whether the federal government’s decision on this matter affected the final composition of the advisory committee is not known.

McGugan, superintendent of Edmonton’s University Hospital; Harry Coombs, supervisor of the Child Welfare Department in Calgary; and David Sullivan, a high school inspector in Edmonton. The non-voting secretary of the committee was Alexander Miller, the secretary of the Bureau of Public Welfare in Edmonton and hence a close associate of Cross. One of these nominees, David Sullivan, turned out to be a consistent supporter of the establishment of wartime day nurseries. It is possible that his appointment was influenced by the Department of Education, which had signalled support for day nurseries in 1943.

1992), and White (1997). I have used these to orient my own research and as secondary sources of information. 14 Alberta’s Day Care Controversy 2. Early Efforts to Organize Day Nurseries, 1908–45 A real, although usually unacknowledged, need for day care arose in Alberta in the years prior to World War II since women with young children were sometimes forced to work outside the home in order to shelter, feed, and clothe their families. These women were largely left to their own devices when trying to arrange for the care of their children.

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