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05
Dec

Preschoolers need more play and fewer scripted lessons, says early childhood educator Erika Christakis

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05
Dec

Greater Sudbury eyeing 200 early child-care spaces to help vulnerable kids

Plan looks to reinstate pre-2013 levels of child-care spots   EXCERPTS Greater Sudbury city staff are hoping that more than 200 new child-care spaces will be opened in the city, helping kids...
05
Dec

Province announces $33M to create 3,800 new child-care spaces

Minister for children says spaces will come from 103 projects in 52 communities   EXCERPTS The provincial government announced Monday it will create more than 3,800 new licensed child-care...
05
Dec

It's time to extend a version of parental leave to Members of Parliament: report

MPs say technology should be used to allow parents to stay at home with children and keep working   EXCERPTS A new House of Commons report is asking the Liberal government to extend pregnancy...
04
Dec

PC child-care numbers don’t add up, critics say

Plan to give families rebate more expensive than what's budgeted, advocates figure.   EXCERPTS When it comes to the high cost of daycare in Ontario, the Progressive Conservative plan to give...
04
Dec

Parental leave rules set to undergo major shift as provinces adjust to EI changes

  EXCERPTS As the federal government gets ready to boost employment insurance benefits for new parents on Dec. 3, the provinces have been busy updating their parental leave policies to align with the changes. Under the...
04
Dec

Manitoba takes baby step toward improving 'overly complicated' daycare legislation

16,702 kids on child-care wait lists; province lost 20 more home-based child-care spaces as of March   EXCERPTS The Manitoba government has introduced a legislative change it believes will...
04
Dec

Government amends 'misleading' claims for 30 hours free childcare scheme

Education department issues clarification after man complained to advertising watchdog about ‘30 hours a week’ claim   EXCERPTS The government has been cowed into clarifying the facts about...
04
Dec

The London Plan is just the start | Child in the City

Change is in the air at City Hall, as followers of my facebook page will have spotted. Last week Mayor Khan fleshed out his vision of ‘good growth’ for London in the draft London Plan. And the signs are that child-...
30
Nov

Transforming work in Ontario's early years and child care sector

Workforce strategy recommendations, prepared by the AECEO's Decent Work Task Force     Introduction Our vision is for all of Ontario’s children and families to have access to quality...

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