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15
Jan

Vernon, B.C. hears about ‘desperate need’ as city’s first child care space action plan created

EXCERPTS The lack of quality child care has left some Okanagan families with few options. Now the City of Vernon is stepping up its response to the issue by creating its first-ever child care space action plan which...
15
Jan

More support to meet demand for early childhood educators

EXCERPTS To meet the demand for early childhood educators (ECE) in British Columbia, the Province is reallocating $4 million within the Canada-BC Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement to provide additional...
15
Jan

BC's childcare investments are commendable. Now it's time to double down

Taking stock of the government’s efforts, and what’s still needed. EXCERPTS This month marks almost two years since the BC NDP government, supported by the Greens, launched “Childcare BC” to...
15
Jan

Parents in Scotland urged to apply for new free childcare plan

Families are being urged to apply for new funded nursery places as the national entitlement increases this summer. EXCERPTS Previously parents could receive 600 hours of free childcare -...
15
Jan

'It will be proceeding': Horgan and Trudeau talk pipeline, child care and transit

EXCERPTS VICTORIA — B.C. will be able to keep open dozens of $10-a-day child care sites after Ottawa pledged money to the program during a meeting Monday between Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau....
09
Jan

New year, new laws: Summary of recent changes to the Northwest Territories Employment Standards Act

EXCERPTS On January 1, 2020, changes to the Northwest Territories Employment Standards Act (the “Act”) and the Employment Standards Regulation (the “Regulation”) came into force. The substantive changes include new job-...
09
Jan

City of Vernon seeks public’s thoughts on child care space

Two public sessions to be held on Jan. 14 as part of city’s Child Care Space Action Plan EXCERPTS Greater Vernon Recreation Services is asking for the community’s input as it develops a plan...
09
Jan

“Unappreciated and underpaid”: Early childhood educators in Nova Scotia

Excerpted from the executive summary
09
Jan

Recent trends in child and family policy in the EU

European Platform for Investing in Children: Annual thematic report Excerpted from the summary PROGRESS IN CHILD AND FAMILY POLICY In 2013, the European Commission Recommendation ‘Investing...
09
Jan

Hey Democrats! Early childhood education and care should be free for all

We can't say we want universal education in one area and not the other. The arguments just don't add up EXCERPTS The debate over free college recently popped back to the surface, courtesy of...

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