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18
Jul

Kings County guarantees parental leaves for councillors

'It certainly eliminated a lot of the uncertainty that a person might consider before deciding to run' EXCERPTS A Kings County, N.S., councillor says she hopes a new policy aimed at making...
18
Jul

B.C. Liberals claim government child care plan will lead to disappearing spaces

EXCERPTS The B.C. Liberals are claiming that the B.C. government’s child care plan will lead to providers shutting down and reducing the number of available spaces. Liberal child care critic Laurie Throness sent out a...
17
Jul

Staff feel ‘cynical’ about employers’ approach to shared parental leave

Certain employers also ‘obstructed’ fathers’ attempts to exercise rights, researcher told EXCERPTS Supposedly generous shared parental leave (SPL) offerings are leaving staff disillusioned...
17
Jul

Childcare subsidy changes add red tape for families and providers

  EXCERPTS2013 seems like a very long time ago now. Barrack Obama was President of the United States and the idea of President Trump was a punchline in late-night comedy shows. We had three prime ministers that year —...
17
Jul

Brock to co-host international seminar on parental leave policies

EXCERPTS Eight out of 10 fathers in Quebec take paternity leave, compared to one out of 10 fathers in the rest of Canada. Under the Quebec Parental Insurance Program (QPIP), a woman earning minimum wage works up to...
17
Jul

UNICEF and National Assessment and Examination Centre complete an assessment of quality of pre-school programmes in Georgia: Tbilisi

EXCERPTS The Law on Early and Preschool Education and Care adopted by the Parliament of Georgia with the technical support of UNICEF includes major innovations targeted to improving quality, access and equity in early...
17
Jul

Study on quality of early childhood education and care in Georgia: Tbilisi

The purpose of this study was to identify the benefits and challenges of introducing a new curriculum framework and professional development tool for early educators in preschools in Georgia. Five dimensions of quality...
17
Jul

Morell child care moving from mobiles to school classrooms

'It's just the ideal place for us to be' EXCERPTS Parents and educators of children who attend the Morell and Area Early Learning Centre in Morell, P.E.I., are looking forward to moving from...
16
Jul

Income of families and individuals: T1 Family File, 2016

  This file shows the fall of the rates of children living in low-income in all provinces and territories, specifically how low income rates have fallen more for children in lone-parent families. The statistics (from...
16
Jul

Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet early childhood educators earn so little?

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