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Sep

Statistics Canada launches data hub: Gender, diversity and inclusion statistics

On September 26th 2018 Statistics Canada released an online hub to serve as a central focal point for data produced by the new Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics. The site is designed to help users...
26
Sep

Monitoring quality in early childhood education and care

Approaches and experiences from selected countries This volume, produced by the Department of Children and Childcare at the German Youth Institute in Munich provides an overview of diverse...
26
Sep

Cross-party effort to save state-maintained nursery schools

Almost 400 schools are at risk after extra government funding runs out at the end of next year EXCERPTS A cross-party group of MPs has launched a campaign to fight cuts in funding for state-...
25
Sep

Labour pledges to expand free childcare programme

Enhanced 30-hour scheme will benefit parents of two-, three- and four-year-olds, Corbyn to say EXCERPTS Labour will extend the government’s 30 hours of free childcare programme to the parents...
25
Sep

Quebec election: PQ vows to 'eliminate' daycare waiting list by 2022

The Parti Québécois promises to open up an additional 26,800 spots in subsidized daycares across the province during its first mandate. EXCERPTSREPENTIGNY — When it came time to get the math...
25
Sep

Edmonton daycare asks parents to bring helmets for the playground

EXCERPTS An Edmonton daycare is defending a policy that may raise a few eyebrows. It has asked parents to bring a helmet to protect children in its playground. The policy also states it is the parents’ responsibility to...
25
Sep

My child has two parents. Why does day care call only me?

Parenting has changed, but schools still assume Mom is the one doing all the work. EXCERPTS When my husband and I began touring day-care centers for our baby, we brought along a list of...
25
Sep

Quebec election: Daycare promises won't be broken again, Couillard says

The Liberal leader says Quebec has set aside $8 billion to run social programs at the same level if there is a downturn in the economy. EXCERPTS SHERBROOKE — As he visited a children’s play...
25
Sep

I'm a farmer and mom. Lack of rural daycare makes it hard to be both

It is a juggling act that we are still perfecting — there are still very hard days and moments. EXCERPTS Kyle, Sask. — It's 7 a.m. and the coffee pot is percolating. I am in the kitchen...
25
Sep

Maternal employment and the cost of childcare in Ireland

Executive Summary Childcare has become an increasingly salient issue for Irish society as the proportion of women with young children in the workforce has grown over recent decades. International comparisons of the...

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