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16
Apr

Women earn less after they have kids, despite strong credentials

  EXCERPTS Women without kids have earned more than employed mothers for decades or longer. But differences between these two kinds of workers, in terms of the education under their belts and the job experience on their...
16
Apr

Local childcare providers look for more information following new money in budget

  EXCERPTS Childcare providers in Prince Albert are looking for more information following the release of the province's budget when they learned of more money being directed to childcare in the province.
16
Apr

Governments of Canada and Alberta are improving quality, accessibility and affordability of early learning and child care across Alberta

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11
Apr

Would it really matter? The democratic and caring deficit in ‘parental involvement’

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11
Apr

Bring your baby to work: Saskatoon councillor deals with lack of parental leave

Counc. Mairin Loewen returned to work shortly after giving birth to her baby boy   EXCERPTS Like many Canadian elected officials, Saskatoon city councillors are not eligible for parental...
11
Apr

Cross-party MPs call for the 30 hours to be extended to all pre-school children

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood is calling for the 30 hours of funded childcare to be extended to all UK three- and four-year-old children to help those families most in need...
11
Apr

B.C. government proposes expanded leave for new parents, those in mourning

Bill syncs compassionate care and maternity leave regimes with new federal rules   EXCERPTS Potential changes to B.C. employment law would give mothers more time off work before and after...
11
Apr

Teachers distressed by 'demise' of play-based learning in era of NAPLAN testing

  EXCERPTS Parents and early childhood educators have voiced their concerns about what they see as the decline of play-based learning in schools. They blame NAPLAN testing and the pressure to succeed for making modern-...
11
Apr

Ontario’s child care election promises win praise from B.C. finance minister

Child care helped British Columbia’s NDP government get elected. Will it be a ballot box question in Ontario?   EXCERPTS At a recent baby shower in her Victoria hometown, British Columbia’s...
11
Apr

Free preschool child care will help close the wage gap for women

Ontario marks equal pay day with commitment to child care and pay transparency   EXCERPTS Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne marked Equal Pay Day today by highlighting the government's plan to...

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