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Daycare: Raising our children in basements

Daycare is now a fact of life for many Canadian families but for most of the past century it's been the subject of fierce debate. Turn-of-the-century day nurseries were considered little more than "child farms" by many, while politicians of the 1950s blamed juvenile delinquency on daycares and "crèches." More recently a debate has swirled around the merits of universal daycare versus traditional parenting. CBC Archives looks at the changing face of daycare, from its charitable beginnings more than a century ago to the ongoing fight for a federally funded system.

A look at Winnipeg's crumbling daycare facilities.
Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Mar. 9, 1987
Guest(s): Jack London, Judith Raimer, Leona Rue
Reporter: Leslie MacKinnon
Duration: 4:43

Last updated: July 12, 2013

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