Families in Canada are diverse and each is unique. Families are the cornerstone of our society and the engine of our economy. Families are self-defined and continually adapt to social and economic forces. Understanding families gives us valuable perspective on our communities. This in turn helps to support the ongoing development of our programs and services and serves as important background information in ensuring inclusive environments that are welcoming to all families.
The four foundations of How Does Learning Happen? outline the importance of children, educators, and families feeling a sense of belonging and well-being as well as having an opportunity to express themselves and engage in meaningful relationships.