News

22
Nov

Council wants more men to work in childcare

  EXCERPTS With plans to double free childcare hours, Glasgow is preparing for the surge in nursery places it will need to honour the Scottish Government's new policy. Education bosses have been looking at ways to...
22
Nov

Research reveals gender inequity in tax and welfare systems

  EXCERPTS New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has provided the first in-depth look for 30 years at gender inequity Australia's tax and welfare systems, revealing the key factors contributing to...
21
Nov

Reflections on the Natural Phenomena conference

Recently my work has had a strong focus on the built environment: how the decisions and actions of planners, highway engineers, designers and others shape children’s lives. Which has meant that the other side of my work...
18
Nov

Canada cheating itself, its children

  EXCERPTS Investing in early childhood education prepares children for the future and strengthens the economy, says Craig Alexander, a chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada. "Canada is deeply under-...
18
Nov

Canada doesn’t invest enough in early childhood education, economist tells Kelowna audience

  EXCERPTS A new report reveals troubling findings when it comes to accessing early childhood education (ECE) in Canada, "Canada is deeply under investing in early childhood education when we look at enrollment relative...
18
Nov

BC NDP looks to federal government to help fund childcare plan

  EXCERPTS B.C. Premier John Horgan says the NDP government's $10-a-day childcare plan, a central plank from the party's spring election campaign that could eventually cost as much as $1.5-billion a year, hinges on...
18
Nov

No protection: Why your job may be at risk under 18-month parental leave

Unless province changes legislation, most jobs on P.E.I. will be protected for only 12 months   EXCERPTS P.E.I.'s labour relations director has a warning for Island parents: While you'll soon...
18
Nov

On maternity benefits

  EXCERPTSIt is time for the government to shoulder the financial responsibility The amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, which were introduced this year, in particular the provision of 26 weeks of paid maternity...
18
Nov

Child-care workers in D.C. would get more time for degree requirements

  EXCERPTS The District of Columbia plans to extend the deadline for day-care providers to meet new education requirements, amid concerns that they are unrealistic and overly burdensome.
18
Nov

The challenges of child care — when you don't have family down the road

3-year project focused on improving child-care access on the Island   EXCERPTS Women's Network PEI is reaching out to different communities across the Island to see what kinds of problems...

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