The Quality by Design Project is intended to promote and inform discussion, debate and knowledge about quality in early learning and child care (ELCC). It is intended to contribute to quality as Canada’s new national ELCC program – framed by the “QUAD” principles of Quality, Universality, Accessibility and Developmental [ness] - develops.

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Elements of a high quality early learning
and child care system