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12
Jul

Extending maternity leave won’t help women returning to work

  EXCERPTS Canada will, over the next few years, seek to adopt an 18-month parental leave, an increase of six months. It will come with many potential benefits, such as a longer bonding time for the child and parent (...
12
Jul

Childcare recruitment in crisis mode: advocate

  EXCERPTS Yukon childcare is in the midst of a recruitment and retention crisis, say advocates who hope new federal funding will be used to entice workers to remain in the field. “We get a very low wage, we’re not paid...
12
Jul

Busy Bees buys Canadian nursery provider

  EXCERPTS The UK’s biggest childcare provider has acquired the 77-centre Calgary-based company, Canada’s only publicly-traded childcare chain. The sale will continue the expansion of the Busy Bees global brand, which...
12
Jul

Fake claims of connection to burned daycare speak to 'desperate' need for spots: chair

  EXCERPTS The head of a Winnipeg daycare closed due to a fire said she was heartbroken to learn her centre's loss was used by two families to seek out child care. A fire closed St. Therese Child Care facility in St....
12
Jul

Subsidized child care wait list to be eliminated with new provincial funds

  EXCERPTS Families in Waterloo region will have access to more child care thanks to $5.9 million from the provincial government. The region received the funding as part of the province's Child Care Expansion Plan. Over...
12
Jul

'I'm hoping that it will open some eyes': P.E.I. daycare operator starts petition to fight new regulations

  EXCERPTS A daycare operator in P.E.I. who is concerned about changes to the Early Learning and Child Care Act is taking her complaint to the next level by starting a petition.  "I've shared it all over Facebook, and...
12
Jul

Educators and parents rally in support of equitable full-day kindergarten class sizes

  EXCERPTS On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, more than 150 teachers, education workers, parents, and other concerned community members rallied on the steps of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) office to call on Board...
12
Jul

T-shirt campaign aims to start conversation about early years education

  EXCERPTS If you have young kids in daycare in Greater Sudbury, and you've seen the early childhood educators (ECEs) who work there wearing brightly coloured t-shirts with different statements on them, you're...
12
Jul

The global search for education: A new look at early childhood education around the world

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12
Jul

England joins international PISA study using tablet-based tests on five-year-olds

  EXCERPTS The Department for Education has revealed that 20 schools and childcare settings in England are to take part in a pilot testing scheme on five-year-olds as part of an international study. Researchers say the...

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