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25
Jan

Ratios/class sizes for four and five year olds in ECEC programs: Do we know what’s too big and what’s too small, what’s just right, and what other factors make a difference?

Abstract Research and expert perspectives agree that one of the key elements that determines the quality of an early childhood education and care program is the number of adults to children - the ratio/class size....
23
Jan

Shanghai Women's federation proposes shared parental leave

EXCERPTS Shanghai Women’s Federation is calling for introduction of a “shared leave” policy for new mothers and new fathers to help women return to the workplace and men to get more involved in childcare. Currently in...
23
Jan

Are kids too expensive in America?

Analysis: New CDC data shed light on connection between childcare costs, birth rates EXCERPTS New data, released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, attracted...
23
Jan

4 years into city's poverty reduction strategy, some say it's on track — others believe it's 'not working'

EXCERPTS Four years into the city's poverty reduction strategy, Mayor John Tory aims to stay the course — but others say the 20-year plan hasn't changed the reality for marginalized Toronto residents. On Tuesday, Tory...
23
Jan

Childcare costs: Call for rollout of free preschool care in Northern Ireland

EXCERPTS  Parents in Northern Ireland have called for a scheme in England that offers up to 30 hours of free preschool care to be rolled out in their area. Childcare is the biggest monthly bill faced by 35% of families...
23
Jan

Economic policy should take women’s work seriously

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23
Jan

How 2018 transformed the child care industry

Ministry of Labour and Employment has clarified that companies with 50 or more employees should provide creche facilities to their employees for children under 6 years of age EXCERPTS India...
23
Jan

Low paid, poorly skilled nursery staff limit children's education, says report

EXCERPTS  The childcare workforce is low paid and poorly educated, hindering children's ability to get a high quality education, a new report suggests.Childcare staff pay has fallen by almost five per cent With a...
23
Jan

How does access to early childhood services affect the participation of women in the labour market?

Education indidcators in focus Abstract
23
Jan

City of Nanaimo wants to examine child care availability

Council votes to apply for provincial grant, but not all members of council agree EXCERPTS The City of Nanaimo could soon have a better understanding of how many child care spaces exist and...

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