News

26
Jul

Province’s child care affordability study to be led by U of T prof

U of T economics professor Gordon Cleveland to recommend best way to make child care more affordable for Ontario families   EXCERPTS Queen’s Park has tapped University of Toronto economics...
26
Jul

Nova Scotia pre-primary program gets mixed response

  EXCERPTS Hundreds of Nova Scotians have already signed up for the province’s pre-primary program but others are skeptical about the government’s plans. On Wednesday afternoon Premier Stephen McNeil took to social...
26
Jul

Nova Scotia’s new pre-primary program ‘unrealistic,’ early childhood educators say

  EXCERPTS Some early childhood educators are calling on the Nova Scotia government to press pause on the pre-primary program until more consultation is done. “It happened way too fast, and there hasn’t been given...
26
Jul

Lethbridge: Pre-primary a good idea that needs work

  EXCERPTS As well-meaning as the universal pre-primary program is, it is flawed. This week the government announced another 25 locations for the pre-primary program for four-year-olds. This is in addition to the eight...
26
Jul

'You know you're helping': Yukon gets first 24/7 daycare

Business serves shift workers and parents with unexpected emergencies   EXCERPTS Joy Agus calls her new business more than a "daycare."  For starters, it's open at night. Grow with Joy is the...
26
Jul

‘Irish fathers lose out on a precious time in their child’s life’

  EXCERPTS Last September, fathers of children born in Ireland became eligible for up to two weeks’ paternity leave, up from just three days previously. But figures from the first few months of the scheme show a very...
25
Jul

IMF Working Paper - Women are key for future growth: Evidence from Canada

  Disclaimer: IMF Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to encourage debate. The views expressed in IMF Working Papers are those of the author(s) and do...
25
Jul

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

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25
Jul

A Blog: The Importance of Increasing Children’s Outdoor Play Opportunities

The importance of increasing children’s outdoor play opportunities is of major importance for our Canadian children’s health and development. Over the next several months, the Canadian Child Care Federation will be...
24
Jul

Analysis: 30 hours pilot study predicts success but flags up 'risks'

  EXCERPTS Following the publication of the evaluation of the 30-hour pilots, we take an in-depth look at the findings. While the evaluation of the 30 hours pilot areas concludes there is ‘no specific’ reason to believe...

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