OTTAWA — If politicians think plowing tax dollars into "professional" child care is what Canadians want, the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) says they're wrong.
"The majority of educated Canadians still believe the best place for a child under six is at home with a parent," said IMFC executive director Andrea Mrozek, after releasing child care polling data exclusively to QMI Agency.
A previous poll showed Canadians largely favoured at-home care for kids, but Mrozek says the results also hold up when broken down by education level.
Seventy-eight per cent of respondents with at least a high school diploma agreed that it's best for a child to be at home with mom or dad instead of some other caregiver.
Support for the home option rose to 80% for those who had some university education, but dropped to 68% for university grads and 62% for those who had a post-graduate degree.