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19
Jul

Parentdex: A report on the attitudes of parents towards childcare

A comparethemarket.com report on the attitudes of parents towards childcare   Description For the second Parentdex, comparethemarket.com once again polled parents across the nation on their...
19
Jul

Paid family leave is a work incentive

  EXCERPTS President Trump delivered his proposed 2018 budget to Congress recently, while other policies have received more attention, the blueprint includes an ambitious proposal for paid family leave.
19
Jul

The truth about how much childcare costs differ around the world

  EXCERPTS It won't come as a surprise to working mums that British childcare is amongst the most expensive in the world. A 2016 study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that...
19
Jul

Nova Scotia pre-primary program may further disadvantage students with autism: advocates

  EXCERPTS Pouring more cash into mainstream school programs while issues with inclusion are outstanding is leaving a sour taste with some Nova Scotians. During the May election, the Liberals promised to introduce a new...
19
Jul

Nova Scotia to offer free pre-primary care at 43 locations

  EXCERPTS The Nova Scotia government unveiled the locations for its expanded pre-primary program - bringing the total number of schools offering the program to 43. Education Minister Zach Churchill told reporters...
19
Jul

Challenging the wage gap: how access to childcare is related to the gender wage gap

  EXCERPTS Nobody said parenting would be easy, but for mother-of-three Reya Carscallen, the parenting struggles went beyond the home. She was forced to make a tough decision after her maternity leave. "At the time,...
17
Jul

Liberty Village facing 'extreme child care crisis'

  EXCERPTS Young families in Liberty Village are in the midst of an extreme child care crisis. "There's no infant care, there's no toddler care, there's no preschool and it's extreme that these families are going...
17
Jul

Panel: early childhood education boosts kids' health

  EXCERPTS WASHINGTON -- Early childhood education programs were linked with both short-term and long-term improvements in health, said a panel of early childhood education, advocacy and community experts in a seminar...
14
Jul

A $15 minimum wage is a feminist issue

  EXCERPTS Chances are you know someone working part-time, from contract to contract, or in a low-wage job -- and research shows that person is most likely a woman. Across Canada, women account for 70 per cent of part-...
14
Jul

Kids or career? Lack of child care means tough choice for Labrador families

  EXCERPTS Usually when someone finds out they're pregnant and expecting a new baby, they immediately share the exciting news with their closest friends and family. But, if you're an expectant parent in Happy Valley-...

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