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The Canadian government has increased its education aid budget on vital preschool and early learning.
Canada can do more to act for early years and meet the international target of 10% of its education aid budget being spent on preschool – up from 3.1%.
Canada must reinvest in early years
The world's youngest children must not be left behind. As a top donor to preschool aid, Canada must reverse its recent decline in spending and reinvest in early years education as the foundation for lifelong learning, health and wellbeing.
Early years are being left out globally
Aid to preschool is consistently neglected, causing a crisis of inequality affecting the world's youngest children. In 2021, global aid to preschool education was just under 1% of total aid to education, far off the internationally agreed target of 10%. This imbalance must be reconsidered urgently.
Canada - stop missing the target
Investing in the early years is vital for children's futures. Yet in 2021, Canada only committed 3.1% of education aid spending to preschool, missing the international 10% target by a long way.