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06
Aug

Childcare centres brace for cutbacks: ‘we don’t have a choice’

Victorian childcare operators fear enrolments could drop by more than half and they will be forced to cut staff because of COVID restrictions. EXCERPTS Victorian childcare operators fear...
05
Aug

Joe Biden's plan for universal preschool forgets key to children's success: Parents.

Preschool attendance is voluntary. That means children with motivated, engaged parents attend preschool to begin with — parents who find a program, enroll their children and get them there every day...
05
Aug

Kids are not major source of COVID-19 spread, McMaster research review finds

'One of the things we really need to focus on is minimizing contact between the adults in the school setting' EXCERPTS A new McMaster University review of COVID-19 research says children will...
05
Aug

Getting it right: Recommendations for improving Alberta’s child care licensing legislation

Excerpted from the executive summary January 2021 will mark the expiry of Alberta’s 2007 Child Care Licensing Act and regulations. Much has changed since this legislation came into force. A large and growing body of...
05
Aug

Kids or career? Lack of child care means tough choice for Labrador families

Families in Happy Valley-Goose Bay face limited public and private child-care options EXCERPTS Usually when someone finds out they're pregnant and expecting a new baby, they immediately share...
05
Aug

Education workers especially worried about COVID-19, INSPQ polls find

Seventeen per cent of education workers showed a problematic level of psychological distress, compared to 13 per cent for other respondents, the Quebec health institute said. EXCERPTS Workers...
05
Aug

Social bubbles and no toys from home: How Italy will reopen kindergartens

Under-6s returning to preschool in September won't have to wear face masks but can't mix freely with their schoolmates, according to guidelines from the Italian Ministry of Education....
05
Aug

More P.E.I. parents becoming interested in home-schooling

Hundreds of people have expressed interest in attending virtual information session EXCERPTS A group that serves families who home school on Prince Edward Island has seen a big increase in...
05
Aug

Women 'put careers on hold' to home school during UK Covid-19 lockdown

New research from UCL reveals impact of coronavirus pandemic on parenting, work and finances across four generations EXCERPTS Women spent more than twice as much time as men on their children...
05
Aug

Study finds higher viral load in young children, raising questions about how likely they are to transmit the coronavirus

EXCERPTS Children younger than 5 have between 10 and 100 times more genetic material from the novel coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and to adults, according to a small study published Thursday in...

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