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18
Dec

White House holds summit on child care and paid leave

EXCERPTS Washington (CNN)The White House held a summit on child care and paid leave on Thursday, an issue first daughter and senior presidential adviser Ivanka Trump has carried the torch on since President Donald Trump...
18
Dec

U of T’s after-hours child care pilot project had a wait-list

EXCERPTS The University of Toronto has just completed a small pilot program to test interest in free weekend child care among students who have children up to age 12. Held over two weekends last month and situated in...
18
Dec

Tell the City of Burnaby about your child-care needs

Survey for parents open until EXCERPTS What are your family’s child-care needs? The City of Burnaby wants to know. That’s why it’s asking locals to fill out a survey as part of a provincial...
18
Dec

City council moves forward on new childcare facility

The city of St. Thomas is stepping in the help fill the gap in child care by building a $3.8 million facility that will have spots for 88 children. EXCERPTS The City of St. Thomas is stepping...
18
Dec

Expanded childcare at regional connections helping mothers learn English

EXCERPTS A new, expanded childcare facility at Regional Connections has made all the difference for parents wanting to learn English after settling in the Pembina Valley. "It's very difficult if you have kids at home,...
18
Dec

2019 Child Care Action Plan shows access, availability as number one challenges for child care in Kimberley

Be the Change Group was recently contracted to complete a child care programming and facilities gap analysis. EXCERPTS The City of Kimberley has been working with the Be the Change Group out...
12
Dec

Opinion: Finland is a capitalist paradise

Can high taxes be good for business? You bet. EXCERPTS Two years ago we were living in a pleasant neighborhood in Brooklyn. We were experienced professionals, enjoying a privileged life. We’d...
12
Dec

Draconian state child-care assistance leaves too many working poor with debt, advocates say

Poor workers struggling with child care debt trap EXCERPTS Chanice was so buried in bills in 2017, she took on part-time work at a taxi company in addition to her full-time job answering...
12
Dec

Beyond local: Are children in childcare getting enough physical activity?

Research has linked outdoor play among young children to improved self-confidence, self-awareness and decision-making EXCERPTS Many children are now enrolled in some type of childcare while...
12
Dec

‘Free’ childcare: the party manifestos and the extensive privatisation of childcare

Excerpted from the blog article The government has said it plans to spend £3.6 billion next year supporting ‘free’ childcare and education for three and four year olds and some two year olds in England. However,...

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