News

04
Aug

Ontario continues to gradually and safely reopen child care for working parents

Strict protocols and additional supports to keep kids safe and align child care with reopening of schools EXCERPTS TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government announced its plan to allow licensed...
30
Jul

Professional development goes virtual for child care professionals

EXCERPTS A new online learning hub is giving thousands of early care and learning (ECL) professionals an opportunity to take courses virtually at a time, pace and place that is convenient for them.
30
Jul

Rebuilding childcare in Canada must include a national strategy

The shuttering of childcare in Canada has put parents and providers in an untenable position, but has also given policy-makers critical insights. EXCERPTS It’s been almost five months since...
29
Jul

An anti-racist approach to supporting child care through COVID-19 and beyond

EXCERPTED FROM INTRODUCTION Child care is a critical part of our country’s economy that helps parents work and supports children’s healthy development. However, decades of inadequate investment mean that most families...
29
Jul

Reviews find children not major source of COVID-19, but family stress is high

EXCERPTS As provinces across Canada are deciding how to restart schools during the pandemic, a research review has found children are not a major source of transmission of COVID-19. A second review has found strain on...
29
Jul

COVID-19 risks for kids are low, must be balanced against cost of being out of school, doctors say

Physicians say missing school has long-term consequences for cognitive and social development EXCERPTS Nerissa Crichlow of Toronto has a lot of unanswered questions about what school will...
29
Jul

Children over age 10 spread COVID-19 as much as adults, study finds

EXCERPTS ORONTO -- A new study has found that older children transmit the novel coronavirus to others as well as adults do, contradicting the perception that COVID-19 affects all young people less than it does the...
29
Jul

Back to school, Part 1: An infectious-disease expert on reopening safely

VO.org speaks with Zain Chagla, an associate professor at McMaster University, about hygiene, classroom quarantines — and what the science says EXCERPTS This is the first instalment in a...
29
Jul

A universal child care system with decent work at its core must be the goal of Ontario’s review of the child care and early years act

Joint statement from the professional pay and decent work project It is a critical time for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Ontario. Across the sector educators, operators,...
29
Jul

Child care use during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

EXCERPTS

Pages