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27
Nov

Fathers offered paternity leave more likely to take break from work

EXCERPTS New figures have revealed that new fathers take ten times more parental leave when they are offered an extended break from work. Insurance firm Aviva introduced a policy last year which offered six months full...
27
Nov

Prioritising early education

EXCERPTS KUCHING: The Sarawak government will take over the operations of all 82 SeDidik pre-schools in Sarawak, starting next year*.
27
Nov

Excellence the target for early childhood education

EXCERPTS Representatives from Samoa have joined more than 30 Ministry and teacher training participants from 12 countries in the Pacific in Fiji this week. They are there to review the Early Childhood Care and Education...
27
Nov

Portakabin to deliver proposed South Ayrshire early learning and childcare centre

EXCERPTS South Ayrshire Council has appointed Portakabin to build a proposed new state-of-the-art early years centre in Ayr. If approved, a proposed early years centre would be built in the grounds of the Dalmilling...
27
Nov

Iceland closes the gap for early childhood, increasing investment for children

EXCERPTS The Icelandic government, consistently top performers in the education equality stakes, have taken further steps to demonstrate the value of the early years this week by announcing the construction of new...
27
Nov

Kim Smith: Why some parents can’t afford to take parental leave

EXCERPTS When I was six months pregnant, I was offered a fantastic opportunity reporting for Global Calgary. The problem was that it was a one-year contract, meaning if I took a full year of maternity leave, I’d be off...
21
Nov

Bolder action needed to reduce child poverty: Campaign 2000 report card

EXCERPTS OTTAWA -- Brynn Vincent was only 13 when she started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Two years later, she was addicted and had run away from home and then she found out she was pregnant. She sought...
21
Nov

Update: Province launches $10-a-day daycare at 53 sites, including two on the Coast

EXCERPTS Two daycare centres on the Sunshine Coast – Tiny Tots Daycare in West Sechelt and Esprit Daycare in Gibsons – are among 53 facilities across the province that will offer $10-a-day child care under a B.C....
21
Nov

Early education is not child's play

Reggio Emilia exhibit offers preschool teachers chance to learn innovative approach EXCERPTS AS PARENTS, TAXPAYERS, and legislators consider how best to invest in early childhood, we need...
21
Nov

Harvard researchers aim to answer lingering questions about early-childhood education

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