Securing Accessible, Quality Early Learning and Care for Families Working Non-Standard Hours in Alberta: A Systematic Scoping Review
Across Canada, many families struggle to find high quality, affordable child care. Most child care options for families are limited to daytime and weekday work hours; this creates even greater challenges for shiftworkers who rely on paid child care. When child care is not available, mothers usually bear the greatest burden as many women, whether parenting alone or with a partner, act as the default primary caregiver. Exploring current literature available regarding shiftwork and access to quality, child care through a scoping review will provide a richer understanding of the nature and extent of what research exists regarding these issues.