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27
Sep

By age 3, inequality is clear: Rich kids attend school. Poor kids stay with a grandparent.

  EXCERPTS Limos and nannies drop off 3- and 4-year-olds every weekday morning at New York City's most exclusive preschools. Tuition is more than $30,000 a year. The schools boast that young kids learn French, Chinese,...
27
Sep

Simcoe County wait list for child-care subsidy cleared due to new provincial funding

  EXCERPTS Representatives from the County of Simcoe are very happy to say a lengthy wait list for child-care subsidies has been cleared thanks to increased funding from the province. The county offers a subsidy program...
27
Sep

The evidence base for early childhood education and care programme investment

What we know, what we don't know   Abstract
27
Sep

UNICEF report urges investment in early childhood development

  EXCERPTS 21 September 2017: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) launched a report that finds 32 countries lack three basic policies to support healthy brain development in young children. The report urges governments to...
27
Sep

Eighty-three per cent of Ontario schools now offer student care before and after class

The province says the numbers show that the program is working. But in some areas — in particular in Toronto’s east end — parents continue to struggle to find spots.   EXCERPTS Across Ontario...
27
Sep

How gay dads manage without paid paternity leave

  EXCERPTS When his first daughter was born in 2009, Brent Wright, like many parents, did not have paid paternity leave. Unlike many parents, he and his spouse faced some unique challenges. Because both are men, neither...
27
Sep

Early moments matter for every child

  Description This report presents data and outlines best practices and policies that can put governments on the path to providing every child with the best start in life. -reprinted from UNICEF
26
Sep

1st-ever licensed on-reserve daycare opens in Alberta

'We all live in this province, we all should have the same opportunities,' says provincial minister   EXCERPTS The first provincially licensed on-reserve child care centre in Alberta opened...
26
Sep

Childcare key to helping families afford Vancouver

High housing and childcare costs keep many families in poverty: panel   EXCERPTS Raising children is expensive no matter where in B.C. you live but it is especially difficult in Vancouver,...
25
Sep

Is Calgary ready for child-friendly urban planning?

Calgary is the Canadian big city that looks and feels most like many US cities: sprawling, ever-expanding, and hugely car-centred. The very idea that the built form of the city could be great for children is likely to...

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