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18
Apr

Ontario NDP platform: Change for the better

  Overview The Ontario NDP's new campaign platform features significant investments in child care. The party has promised: to allocate public funds towards the expansion of not-for-profit and public ECEC; free child...
18
Apr

Garderies : pourquoi les autres provinces n'ont-elles pas suivi le Québec?

  EXCERPTS N'est-il pas étonnant de constater que le système de garderies subventionnées du Québec n'a jamais été copié ailleurs au Canada? Pourtant, quantité d'experts s'entendent pour dire que le réseau des CPE est un...
18
Apr

Feds to clarify that grandparents can access Canada Child Benefit

  EXCERPTS The federal government will make changes to federal law to ensure payments to grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren in Prince Edward Island and other provinces are not clawed back. Finance...
18
Apr

2016 early childhood education and care national workforce census

  Executive Summary Background The Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) National Workforce Census 2016 (‘The ECEC National Workforce Census’) was commissioned by the Department of Education and Training (‘the...
18
Apr

Les services de garde subventionnés : l’exception du Québec dans le contexte fédéral

  Summary Compared with other Western countries, Canada has devoted far fewer resources to child daycare services. In contrast, since the late 1990s, Quebec has invested a significant amount in an accessible daycare...
18
Apr

Julia Lipscombe: Affordable child-care funding announcement good news for working parents

  EXCERPTS This week, the federal and provincial governments announced they were committing more money to affordable child care. More specifically, on Thursday, federal cabinet minister and Edmonton-Mill Woods MP...
18
Apr

Proper childcare helps poor working women – and it can boost economies

  EXCERPTS In the fight for the rights of working women we must not overlook the most vulnerable: the millions of poor working women in cities in developing countries who are forced to take their kids with them to work...
18
Apr

Physical activity and sedentary behavior legislation in Canadian childcare facilities:an update

  AbstractBackground:Within the childcare sector, physical activity and sedentary behaviors are not legislated at a nationallevel in Canada. Efforts have been undertaken to identify factors within childcare facilities...
18
Apr

What's the hurry? Five-year-olds not in rush for school

More children than ever are staying on at pre-school after they've turned five, Ministry of Education data shows.   EXCERPTS In 2017, 2491 five-year-olds were enrolled in early childhood...
17
Apr

NDP promises $12-a-day child care and lower deficits if elected

The child care promise is the cornerstone pledge of party’s ambitious 97-page platform, Change for the Better, launched Monday.   EXCERPTS Andrea Horwath is promising affordable child care —...

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