Samuels, C. (2018, December 19). Long-Term Study of Universal Preschool in Quebec Yields Sobering Outcomes. Retrieved February 27, 2019

In the late 1990s, families living in the Canadian province of Quebec were offered universal access to preschool for their children for the base rate of $5 a day (later increased to $8 a day). The system worked well: Children flooded the system, many attending home-based programs when high-quality day-care systems were unable to meet the demand. Quebec now subsidizes child care for its residents to the tune of more than $2 billion annually, and the expenditure has boosted the participation of women in the labor market.

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