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13
Nov

Why is the cost of daycare in Canada so high?

The price varies from province to province, but there's one common factor: demand is greater than the supply. EXCERPTS Lisa Fockler wanted to keep working. She’s a store manager at Indigo, a...
13
Nov

Can family leave policies be too generous? It seems so

EXCERPTS When measured by who holds a job, American women are falling behind women in other developed countries. Yet the American women who are working tend to have more high-achieving careers. Within that paradox lies...
13
Nov

B.C. reaches milestone in universal child care plan

EXCERPTS The Province has funded more than 10,400 new, affordable licensed child care spaces. “Quality, affordable child care is making a real difference for B.C. families,” said Premier John Horgan on Tuesday. “In less...
13
Nov

The Chinese educational revolution with outdoor play as its beating heart

Anji Play – a public kindergarten service running in 140 centres for 14,000 children aged 3-6 in Anji County, China  – is gaining an international profile for its emphasis on outdoor play and its relaxed approach to...
12
Nov

A tribute to Frank Dobson

I am very sad to hear the news of the passing of Frank Dobson. He was known to many as Health Secretary under Tony Blair in the late 1990s, but perhaps better known to UK play advocates as the author of the 2004 Dobson...
07
Nov

UK: MPs warned of ‘genuine childcare crisis’ as figures indicate hundreds of nurseries and childminders are closing

'To lose well over 500 nurseries, pre-schools and childminders every month is simply not sustainable.' EXCERPTS MPs have been warned there will be a "genuine childcare crisis" as figures...
07
Nov

AU: Fixing childcare rip off of working mums could boost economy by $700m

EXCERPTS Mothers are penalised for working more days under the flawed childcare subsidy and reforming it would generate 30,000 extra work days a week and boost the economy by $700 million, a new KPMG report has found....
07
Nov

Framework Plan for Kindergartens

Framework Plan for the content and tasks of kindergartens entered into force on 1 August 2017. Excerpted from the description The core values of kindergartens shall be promulgated, practised...
07
Nov

AU: Identifying professional functionings of early childhood educators

Excerpts from the abstract and introductionAbstract
07
Nov

The mounting costs of child care

Impacts of child care affordability and access on Washington’s employers and economy Excerpted from the introduction

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