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Feb

Early childhood care act could bring B.C. in line with UN, advocate says

EXCERPTS VANCOUVER—Affordable child-care advocate Sharon Gregson said B.C. could soon fall in line with the United Nations’ convention on the rights of children by creating an early care and learning act. At Tuesday’s...
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Feb

Pre-kindergarten classes risk hurting subsidized daycares: workers

"Is (pre-K) where we should be putting the money today?" asked the Quebec Liberal Party's critic for families, Jennifer Maccarone. EXCERPTS The operators of the province’s network of public...
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Feb

Elizabeth Warren to unveil sweeping plan for universal child care

The proposal could put the issue on top of the 2020 campaign agenda. EXCERPTS Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will unveil a major new initiative on Tuesday designed to make sure every family...
20
Feb

Inequalities in access to early childhood education and care in Canada

The equal access study EXCERPTS from the Introduction
20
Feb

Tackling disadvantage in the early years

Summary There seems to be little strategic direction to Government policy on early years—the life chances strategy was never published, the Government’s social mobility action plan did not fully address the role played...
20
Feb

B.C. budget 2019: Increase to child-care funding, new child benefit introduced

Funding for the province's child-care plan will be increased by $9 million per year, but universal $10-a-day child care is still a way off. EXCERPTS Child-care advocates are “really pleased”...
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Feb

Edward F. Zigler, an architect of Head Start, dies at 88

EXCERPTS Edward F. Zigler, a psychologist who in the mid-1960s helped design Head Start, the vanguard federal government program for preschool children, died on Feb. 7 at his home in North Haven, Conn. He was 88. His...
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Feb

Does formal child care availability for 0-3 year olds boost mothers’ employment rate ?

Panel data based evidence from Belgium Abstract
15
Feb

Covering costs a 'growing challenge' for P.E.I. early years centres

'Revenue is staying the same, but expenses are increasing' EXCERPTS It is becoming increasingly difficult for Prince Edward Island's government-regulated and subsidized child care centres to...
15
Feb

Japan’s working mothers: Record responsibilities, little help from dads

Men in Japan do fewer hours of housework and child care than in any of the world’s richest nations. That keeps women from getting better jobs and holds back the economy. EXCERPTS TOKYO — The...

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