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03
Oct

Childcare hasn’t gained much traction with funders. Who's trying to change that?

  EXCERPTS Childcare is out of reach for working families, but few funders have stepped in to fill the gap.
02
Oct

Free childcare extension could widen gap between rich and poor, says charity

Sutton Trust says move is at the expense of high-quality early years education which particularly helps disadvantaged children   EXCERPTS A charity has said the government’s 30-hours free...
02
Oct

Critical child-care action plan on horizon for Manitoba

  EXCERPTS A five-year provincial action plan on child care could arrive in a month, as nearly 17,000 Manitoba kids wait for a daycare spot. Families Minister Scott Fielding said negotiations to claim roughly $15...
29
Sep

Quebec child-care workers at 400 daycares vote in favour of strike mandate

Negotiations with provincial government stalled over monetary issues, worker-to-children ratio   EXCERPTS Child-care workers at non-profit daycare centres across Quebec have voted to give...
29
Sep

P.E.I. increasing child-care support

$300K added to budget will give eligible families extra $120 a month   EXCERPTS The P.E.I. government is raising the rates it will pay for after-school child care and private sitters, and...
27
Sep

A new approach to child care

  Overview The pursuit of economic justice includes a national child care system. Canada needs a universal public system of high quality early childhood education and care (ECEC). ECEC is a central pillar of children’s...
27
Sep

Breaking the cycle? Intergenerational effects of an anti-poverty program in early childhood

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27
Sep

N.S. daycare struggles to hire staff as government rolls out pre-primary program

  EXCERPTS The Halifax Regional School Board has thrown a lifeline to a daycare centre struggling to find early childhood educators. The East Preston Daycare Centre has been operating in East Preston, N.S., for more...
27
Sep

Who benefits from Head Start? Kids who attend — and their kids, too

  EXCERPTS Early childhood education benefits more than the kids who participate - it also helps their kids, even decades later. A new study of Head Start, the large federally funded pre-kindergarten initiative that...
27
Sep

Japan - S$24 billion boost for pre-school education, childcare

  EXCERPTS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced yesterday that he would seek to implement a ¥2 trillion (S$24 billion) spending package to expand access to education and cut waiting times at childcare centres....

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