Dr. Michal Perlman

Professor, University of Toronto and Director, Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Research Centre, University of Toronto

Curriculum vitae


Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

University of Toronto

252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 1V6

In Popular Media

Jul 4, 2022

Low-income families should not lose child-care subsidies while on parental leave

Written by Burns, S., Jegatheeswaran, C., Perlman, M., Varmuza, P.  & Saleem, S., Published in the National Post (July 4 th , 2022) High-quality early childhood education and care services provide children with warm and nurturing interactions and am...

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Dec 1, 2020

Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care: What Counts and How do we Count it?

Written by Perlman, M. A report commissioned by Employment and Social Development Canada. Published in December 2020.

Mar 1, 2018

Why do dog walkers need more permits than child-care providers?

Written by White, L., Davidson, A., & Perlman, M. Published in National Post, March 1, 2018 It may be tomorrow, it may be next week, or perhaps next month but it will happen — another child will die in an unlicensed child-care setting. Deaths in chi...

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Feb 14, 2018

How to ‘bridge minds’ with a child to stimulate brain development

Written by Sokolovic, N., Jenkins, J. & Perlman, M. Published in The Conversation Feb 14, 2018 A three-year-old boy struggles to thread beads on a string while his older sister watches. She could ignore him or take over the task to get it done quick...

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Nov 12, 2011

Just who’s looking after your kids?

Written by Michal Perlman Published in The Toronto Star, November 12, 2011 Not long ago, Torontonians were horrified to hear about the child-care centre in Markham where three young toddlers took a self-directed field trip to a nearby Shoppers Drug M...

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Sep 10, 2010

Monitoring quality in early childhood education programs: A bunch of W’s and one H

Written by Michal Perlman The development of this short policy document was supported by the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, the Lawson Foundation and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation. Increasing numbers of young children are being c...

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Oct 5, 2009

Building partnerships between parents and child care staff through informal communication.

Written by Brooke Fletcher and Michal Perlman Published in Interaction, 23, 19. Ideas: Emotional Well-Being in Child Care Research shows that there are many benefits to building strong, supportive connections between families and school settings, inc...

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