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05
May

Guidelines under development for reopening child care centres

EXCERPTS The Provincial Government has outlined a plan for the gradual lifting of restrictions currently in place for the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the plan, regulated child care services can reopen as of May 11 under...
05
May

Quebec's move to reopen schools sows confusion, fear among parents

Elementary schools will open again next month, but not everyone plans to send their kids EXCERPTS For weeks, parents in Quebec have been told to keep their kids close to home, off the...
05
May

You can’t reopen the economy without child care

As coronavirus lockdowns ease up, parents must choose between child care and work. Policymakers don't get it. EXCERPTS Catherine Carberry would love to go back to work. The staffing agency...
05
May

Conditions for re-opening select licensed child care centres

EXCERPTS Child care centres being considered to accommodate the needs of essential service workers will be required to be in compliance with applicable zoning, health and safety legislation. This includes all...
05
May

Italians prepare to return to work, if they can find child-care

With businesses opening but schools and day care still closed, parents are wrestling with how or whether to return to their jobs EXCERPTS ROME—More than four million Italians are getting...
05
May

May opening of elementary schools, daycares 'a necessary decision,' says Quebec education minister

Physical-distancing measures include classes limited to 15 students, one child per seat on school buses EXCERPTS Education Minister Jean-François Roberge detailed how elementary schools and...
04
May

Experts say child care needs consideration in reopening plans

EXCERPTS REGINA -- Kelly Knowles has many questions about returning to work, including where her son would go. The Regina hairstylist contacted his daycare after the Saskatchewan government announced last week that some...
04
May

A women's worth in a pandemic

One in three jobs held by women in the U.S. is deemed “essential” right now. Will we value that labor after the crisis has passed? EXCERPTS At recent protests demanding that states drop stay-...
04
May

The men pushing to open the economy clearly don't need child care

There’s no way to send people back to work without providing safe, affordable child care, but the men in charge don’t seem to care. EXCERPTS Waffle House reopened. I’m comfortable enough in...
04
May

Millions of dads are stuck at home - which could be a game changer for working moms

EXCERPTS Globally, more than 1.3 billion children are out of school because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parents are frazzled. Children are antsy. And the whole thing is proving a major shock to society.

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