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17
Oct

Constructions of neuroscience in early childhood education

  DESCRIPTION This book explores and critiques topical debates in educational sciences, philosophy, social work and cognitive neuroscience. It examines constructions of children, parents and the welfare state in...
17
Oct

Parental leave essential to attracting young people to municipal politics, councillors say

Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities plans to discuss maternity leave in the future   EXCERPTS Two women in the Annapolis Valley think it's time for a maternity leave policy for municipal...
16
Oct

Nurseries challenge childcare minister on 30-hours policy

  EXCERPTS Nursery owners have criticised children and families minister Robert Goodwill, claiming that comments he made to providers after a meeting in Westminster show a ‘lack of knowledge and understanding’ of 30-...
13
Oct

Former schools minister says free childcare for working parents operates as "negative early years' premium" benefiting the wealthy, and almost prompted him to resign from the Coalition

  EXCERPTS The government's policy of giving working parents 30-hours free childcare but denying it to disadvantaged parents who are unemployed is "utterly nuts", David Laws has said. The former Liberal Democrat schools...
13
Oct

Poverty trends 2017

  SUMMARYPoverty Trends 2017 identifies several key demographics of people in Canada that have particularly high poverty rates: •Working-age adults (14.7%): Most adults living in poverty are employed. •Single working-...
11
Oct

Book collections in long day care: Do they reflect racial diversity?

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11
Oct

Associations between continuity of care in infant-toddler classrooms and child outcomes

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11
Oct

Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to give free childcare to under-fives by 2020

  EXCERPTS Nicola Sturgeon will today unveil plans to spend £840 million a year on "transformational" plans to introduce a system of full-time state childcare as she set her sights on another decade in power. The First...
11
Oct

The economic and social impacts of an accessible, high quality child care system in Toronto

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11
Oct

More than 640 Ontario schools and daycares failed lead tests in the past two years

  EXCERPTS Even though Ontario is recognized as a North American leader for ensuring kids have safe water to drink, according to newly obtained government data, more than 640 schools and daycares found lead levels in...

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