How The Federal Government Should Proceed With Childcare Reforms

937 Words Mar 31st, 2016 4 Pages
The most important issue in relation to Canadian families today is the debate over how the federal government should proceed with childcare reforms. It is my stance that a universal early childhood education and care program (ECEC) is undeniably in the best interest of both Canadian families, as well as the country as a whole. I will attempt to prove this by contrasting Canada Needs an Early Childhood Education and Care Program by Michael Krashinsky, who advocates for an ECEC program, and Equal Benefit to Children: What it Really Means by Beverley Smith, who instead supports a universal credit for families to allow them to pursue whichever form of care that they feel is best. This paper will conclude with further critical analysis, as well as my justified stance that the ECEC program is clearly superior. Krashinsky begins his argument by acknowledging the fact that a clear majority of mothers with young children are working, and the rate at which this is occurring has grown consistently since 1976. This is a direct result of the feminist movement, as a combination of factors such as higher pay, less discrimination, and more schooling, has resulted in young women beginning to view a life in the workplace as normal. As a result of this, many mothers are not going to stop working unless a policy offers them a significant sum, which would undoubtedly cost more than the best childcare program available. Instead of trying to prevent mothers from working, we should encourage them…

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