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30
May

Running a pre-k program is hard. So why do some states require almost no qualifications?

  EXCERPTS Every weekday morning, Leilani Au, a child care center director in Honolulu, wakes up early to figure out staff schedules for the day. With 18 teachers and more than 25 teachers’ aides, scheduling changes are...
30
May

Labour sets out universal childcare plans

  EXCERPTS Labour has released more details of how it would offer 30-hour childcare to all two- to four-year-olds - £1.3m more children - and reverse children’s centre cuts. The proposals include a pledge to allocate £2...
30
May

Working for a living wage: Making paid work meet basic family needs in Metro Vancouver

  Overview  The 2017 living wage for Metro Vancouver is $20.62 an hour. This is the amount needed for a family of four with two parents working full-time at this hourly rate to pay for necessities, support the healthy...
30
May

A tale of two pre-k leaders: How state policies for center directors and principals leading pre-k programs differ, and why they shouldn’t

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30
May

Yasir Naqvi, councillors trade jabs over daycare spots for kids under 6

  EXCERPTS Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi is weighing in on the city's decision to exclude children under the age of six from some of its daycare programs, telling parents he's "very disappointed" by the move. Starting...
30
May

The ethics of care and the radical potential of fathers ‘home alone on leave’: Care as practice, relational ontology, and social justice

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30
May

Not just any child care center? Social and ethnic disparities in the use of early education institutions with a beneficial learning environment

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29
May

Childcare workers vote to walk off the job

  EXCERPTS Children will be sent home early from childcare centres in coming months, with thousands from the sector's female-dominated workforce voting to walk out in protest against the large pay gap between men and...
29
May

Think-tank weighs up parties' childcare policies

  EXCERPTS The Education Policy Institute has analysed the early years and education policies set out in the party manifestos and given its verdict. The analysis considers the extent to which each party addresses some...
24
May

Les maternelles 4 ans: la qualité de l'environnement éducatif et son apport à la préparation à l'école chez les enfants en milieux défavorisés

  OVERVIEW The academic success of children from disadvantaged areas, many of whom enter school with a significant cognitive and socio-affective gap relative to their more advantaged peers, is a source of concern for...

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