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Aug

After-school programs an ‘afterthought’ in COVID-19 guidelines, advocates say

EXCERPTS The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. have long been a challenge for many parents. Now, as the school year rears its head amid a global pandemic, it’s all the more tricky. Before-and-after school programs are...
31
Aug

Employers should help workers struggling with child care during COVID-19

EXCERPTS The media abounds with stories of how working parents across Canada are struggling with caring for their young children during the COVID-19 pandemic while daycares and schools closed or operated part-time. So...
31
Aug

The economic fallout of COVID-19 threatens decades of progress for working women

A new plan calls for policies that are as disruptive as the crisis that prompted it. EXCERPTS Rachel Robinson is worried. About working during a pandemic. About her daughter’s first year of...
31
Aug

Family labor participation and child care decisions: the role of grannies

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31
Aug

How B.C.'s schools adapted to a pandemic

From a complete shut-down to plans for a full return this fall, here's how B.C. schools tackled COVID-19 EXCERPTS The novel coronavirus has upended daily life for billions of people around...
31
Aug

Sault Ste. Marie mayor blasts education minister Stephen Lecce

EXCERPTS SUDBURY -- With less than two weeks until school resumes, Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Christian Provenzano called out Ontario’s education minister, Stephen Lecce, on his...
31
Aug

Does your kid have a sore throat? What being 'slightly sick' may mean once school starts

Experts say to expect school policies to vary in different regions and change throughout the school year EXCERPTS Your child wakes up in the morning and says she has a headache. Or a tummy...
26
Aug

Curriculum for the preschool: Lpfö 18

Excerpts from introduction The preschool is part of the school system and rests on the basis of democracy. The Education Act (2010:800) stipulates that the purpose of education in the preschool is to ensure that...
26
Aug

The Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba announced additional support for quality early learning and child care across the province

EXCERPTS The Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba are working closely together to ensure families have access to the affordable, high quality and safe early learning and child care opportunities their...
26
Aug

Additional funding ‘welcome news’ for Manitoba child care providers, vacancies still a worry: MCCA

EXCERPTS This week’s announcement of millions in additional funding for child care in Manitoba was welcome news for the head of the Manitoba Child Care Association (MCCA), but she worries more is needed as childcare...

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