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23
Jul

We have a child-care crisis in this country. We had the solution 78 years ago.

The federal government responded smartly and swiftly to the child-care crisis brought on by WWII. EXCERPTS
20
Jul

'Universal' early education: Who benefits? Patterns in take-up of the entitlement to free early education among three-year-olds in England

This article investigates disparities in access and take-up of the free entitlement to early education in England. Nationally, areas with high rates of child poverty had lower take-up rates compared with children in...
20
Jul

Canada Child Benefit payments get a boost

EXCERPTS The monthly tax-free benefit will increase on Friday to keep pace with the cost of living. The maximum annual amount families can receive for children under the age of six grows to $6,496, up from $6,400. For...
20
Jul

Morocco allocates 3 bln USD to promote early childhood education

EXCERPTS RABAT, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Morocco launched on Wednesday a three-billion-U.S. dollar program to promote early childhood education. Dubbed the national preschool generalization and development program, the...
20
Jul

Childcare providers to lobby MPs on 30 hours

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18
Jul

Kings County guarantees parental leaves for councillors

'It certainly eliminated a lot of the uncertainty that a person might consider before deciding to run' EXCERPTS A Kings County, N.S., councillor says she hopes a new policy aimed at making...
18
Jul

B.C. Liberals claim government child care plan will lead to disappearing spaces

EXCERPTS The B.C. Liberals are claiming that the B.C. government’s child care plan will lead to providers shutting down and reducing the number of available spaces. Liberal child care critic Laurie Throness sent out a...
17
Jul

Staff feel ‘cynical’ about employers’ approach to shared parental leave

Certain employers also ‘obstructed’ fathers’ attempts to exercise rights, researcher told EXCERPTS Supposedly generous shared parental leave (SPL) offerings are leaving staff disillusioned...
17
Jul

Childcare subsidy changes add red tape for families and providers

  EXCERPTS2013 seems like a very long time ago now. Barrack Obama was President of the United States and the idea of President Trump was a punchline in late-night comedy shows. We had three prime ministers that year —...
17
Jul

Brock to co-host international seminar on parental leave policies

EXCERPTS Eight out of 10 fathers in Quebec take paternity leave, compared to one out of 10 fathers in the rest of Canada. Under the Quebec Parental Insurance Program (QPIP), a woman earning minimum wage works up to...

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