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Sep

Ontario opens door to more public funds for ‘big box’ child care

EXCERPTS The Ontario government has changed the rules to give profit-making, “big box” daycare operators more access to public funds, raising concerns among advocates that quality will suffer. NDP child care critic Doly...
21
Sep

More child-care spaces opening on P.E.I.

358 expected to be opened by October, with money from federal government EXCERPTS Fifty new child-care spaces opened in Bloomfield, P.E.I., in September, bringing the number of new child-care...
19
Sep

State is ignoring early childcare at its peril

We must allocate a greater part of GDP to create affordable, high-quality childcare EXCERPTS The last few days have been crucial for thousands of parents, and for many of them stressful, as...
19
Sep

No time to lose: Alternative federal budget 2019

"Under the Alternative Federal Budget plan, within 10 years every child in Canada will be able to access high quality ELCC services regardless of where they live, their family income or other circumstances—if the family...
19
Sep

In focus: A golden opportunity?

The reform of early childhood education and care in England, Scotland and Sweden is a story of missed opportunities and incremental change, argues Peter Moss EXCERPTS Between 1996 and 1998,...
18
Sep

Nursery closures rise 66 per cent since 30 hours began

Nursery closures have increased by two-thirds since the 30 hours funded childcare was introduced a year ago, reveals new research. EXCERPTS NDNA survey shows 121 nurseries have closed since...
18
Sep

Indigenous early learning and child care framework

Preamble The Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework represents the Government of Canada and Indigenous peoples’ work to co-develop a transformative Indigenous framework that reflects the unique cultures,...
18
Sep

‘A New Deal for Children?’ – what happened next: a cross-national study of transferring early childhood services into education

Authors compare the experiences of Scotland, England and Sweden after responsibility for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services were united under their respective ministries of education in the late nineties...
18
Sep

New Inuit-specific child care initiative will 'right a wrong,' says Inuit leader

Inuit families can now apply for specific support or funding under the Child First Initiative EXCERPTS The federal government will create a new, Inuit-specific service to ensure Indigenous...
18
Sep

New Inuit-specific child care initiative will 'right a wrong,' says Inuit leader

Inuit families can now apply for specific support or funding under the Child First Initiative EXCERPTS The federal government will create a new, Inuit-specific service to ensure Indigenous...

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