The State of Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada. National Data Project. Final Report
Référence bibliographique 
Cleveland, Gordon, Colley, Susan, Friendly, Martha et Lero, Donna S. 2003. The State of Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada. National Data Project. Final Report. par Richard Shillington. Toronto: University of Toronto, Childcare Resource and Research Unit.
Intentions : « This report discusses two broad categories of specific uses of ECEC data: first, to produce indicators monitoring progress and to identify potential problem areas and, second, for broader policy purposes, whether that is to analyze the effects of policy, to forecast future trends, or for basic research about families, children and early learning and care services. »
Type de traitement des données : État de recherches
« This project began with the premise that it would be desirable to collect, collate, analyze and disseminate pan-Canadian reliable data on programs relating to the care and education of young children that are comparable across provinces/territories. There are two main rationales for this perspective. First, there is wide agreement that public accountability for public spending, programs and services is essential. Second, good data are fundamental to designing social indicators and formulating intelligent public policy. These views have been strengthened in the last few years in the context of Canadian developments regarding ECEC as well as by work on ECEC in the international context. » (http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/other/data/)