Background to All-Day Kindergarten: The “Integration” Agenda to Merge Daycare and School

Analysis by Kids First of the “Blueprint Paper” for Child & Family Policy by the OECD, UNESCO and World Bank. Quotes from, links to, and Kids First commentary on the key ideological strategy document behind daycare and all-day kindergarten: STATED…

The OECD and Canada's Daycare Lobby: Ties Denied (broken link)

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranked Canada last of 14 countries in spending on early learning and child care. Its says of its generally negative review of Canada: "We trust… that our external perspective, based on many…

The OECD: Globalizing Daycare Lobby Ideology

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's "finding" that Canada ranks lowest in spending on child care and early learning, and its predictable recommendations, need to be seen for what they are intended to be: propaganda tools for the domestic…

Spring 2008—Kids First Submission to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology re: OECD “Starting Strong II” Report

Spring 2008. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - gov sub (PDF): "Submission to Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology RE: The OECD's Review of Child Care and Early Learning in Canada"

OECD Underestimated Early Education Funding—Only Counted Spending on Kindergarten

OECD Underestimated Early Education Funding—Only Counted Spending on Kindergarten Feb 20, 2008: “Canada Lagging in Early Education Funding” (cat link) Response:March 12th, 2008. Letter in Hill Times Embassy Magazine, (cat link) in response to original article published Feb

Corporate Welfare: Labour Force expansion policies: The OECD and the World Bank seek a larger, globalized, more “flexible” Labour Force

Corporate Welfare: Labour Force expansion policies (cat link): The OECD and the World Bank seek a larger, globalized, more “flexible” Labour Force. Importing low-wage labour means higher profits through lower wages. This Guardian article describes the situation in Europe. “Putting…

Daycare Promotion by Corporate Right and Neo-Cons/Neo-Liberals

Though often thought of as “left-wing,” daycare and other institutional care/learning have long been aggressively promoted by the corporate right, which is not known for being “family friendly.” Check out the child policy of these organizations: The World Bank (broken…

Canadian Teens Out-Score OECD Average and Sweden on Academic Tests

Canadian Teens Out-Score OECD Average and Sweden on Academic Tests. See charts on page 60-64 of “Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study The Performance of Canada’s Youth in Science, Reading and Mathematics: 2006 First Results for Canadians…

Mustard’s Contempt for Parents: “17% of parents are godawful”

Mustard’s Contempt for Parents: “17% of parents are godawful” and only one third of us are “competent” says World Bank backed daycare lobbyist, Dr. Fraser Mustard in a Toronto Star article: Mar 26, 2007. Toronto Star - excerpts (PDF): "Canada…

The daycare lobby is using the “UN Convention on the Rights of the Child” to argue for more daycare (broken link)

The daycare lobby is using the “UN Convention on the Rights of the Child” to argue for more daycare. They avoid mentioning the primacy given the family and the parent-child relationship throughout the document. May 2006. report (PDF): “Canadian early…