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Nov

The nursery in Amsterdam's red light district

Princess Juliana nursery school is sandwiched between two brothels in the middle of Amsterdam's red light district.   EXCERPTS If you stand outside, you will hear passing tourists expressing...
29
Nov

Syrian family grateful for new life in Winnipeg despite struggles

  EXCERPTS Fadel Ahmad has faced many struggles since his family came to Winnipeg as government-sponsored refugees almost two years ago, but the father of four refuses to complain. Speaking in Kurdish, translated by his...
29
Nov

Education minister asks school boards to notify parents of lead in drinking water in ‘timely manner’

2017 sampling reveals more lead in school drinking water   EXCERPTS One year after the Star began asking questions about lead concentrations in drinking water at schools and daycares in...
29
Nov

Religious day cares avoid licensing in Virginia, but many still take government subsidies

  EXCERPTS For decades, unlicensed church-run day cares in Virginia have argued the separation of church and state should exempt them from government oversight, but more than a quarter of them collectively receive...
29
Nov

Child poverty up in Canada since 1989, new research finds

  EXCERPTS Nearly one in five, or 17.4 per cent, of children in Canada were living in poverty in 2015, according to the latest annual report by Campaign 2000, an anti-poverty coalition. That share is down from levels...
29
Nov

Tlingit bingo: How a Yukon daycare is passing on an Indigenous language

The Carcross/Tagish 'language nest' aims to get kids learning as early as possible   EXCERPTS It's Friday morning, and while much of Yukon is starting work, a group of preschoolers in the...
29
Nov

Rise to national minimum wage threatens nurseries' survival

A new report suggests that increases to minimum wage and national living wage rates will see childcare businesses failing and larger firms taking over.   EXCERPTS The Low Pay Commission’s...
29
Nov

New Nunavut pre-school melds Montessori with IQ

"They're playing but they're actually learning"   EXCERPTS When you enter the children’s room at Clyde River’s Ilisaqsivik Society, you may wish to whisper: you’ll find everything is quiet,...
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Nov

B.C. NDP say universal child care won't come until after February budget announcement

'Whether it's $10 [a day], I'm not 100 per cent certain ... but that's absolutely what we're gunning for'   EXCERPTS B.C. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson...
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Nov

How mothers get caught in an unemployment–child care cycle

  EXCERPTS In New York, an unemployed mother left her two children in the car, air conditioning on, while she went in LaGuardia Airport for a job interview. The children were fine but told the cop who discovered them...

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