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Nov

Program aims to inspire greener habits at daycares

Participating daycares have collectively introduced 27 new environmental programs or changes, such as a composting program, more environmental and nature-oriented themes within the curriculum, and reducing or...
15
Nov

Changes to Maternity/Parental Leave Benefits

  Overview
15
Nov

Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes

  EXCERPTS A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest impact on young children's...
15
Nov

Children's representations of cultural scripts in play: Facilitating transition from home to preschool in an intercultural early learning program for refugee children

  Abstract
15
Nov

Missing the mark: Federal midterm report card

  Introduction October 19, 2017 marked the two-year point since Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won a parliamentary majority, unseating Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party after a decade in power. The Liberals ran a...
15
Nov

Unequal city: The hidden divide among Toronto’s children and youth

  Description This report draws on the Statistics Canada 2016 Census and other new data sources to describe the level, distribution and depth of poverty among Toronto children, youth and their families. Its main...
15
Nov

Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit to come into effect Dec. 3

But the federal government isn’t expected to increase the actual value of employment insurance benefits for anyone who takes the extended parental leave.   EXCERPTS New parents planning to...
15
Nov

Ireland: More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.   EXCERPTS OVER 27,000 FATHERS...
15
Nov

'I told my boss I was pregnant, the next day he sacked me by voicemail'

Today is Equal Pay Day, where women (ironically) effectively stop earning relative to men. The number one cause of this gap ? Motherhood.   EXCERPTS Today is Equal Pay Day: the symbolic...
15
Nov

Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines

Child poverty rate in Toronto is twice as high in racialized families according to a new study based on the 2016 census.   EXCERPTS Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada with...

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