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25
May

How a childcare crisis is leaving Berlin parents stuck at home with their kids

EXCERPTS Expats parents in Berlin are finding that they have to stay at home with their children rather than go back to work due to a lack of Kita spots. The Local looks into the capital's kindergarten crisis.Elise...
25
May

Child care in the Ontario election

A breakdown of the parties’ platforms on child care in Ontario concludes that free preschool is the best option to improve affordability   EXCERPTS For the first time ever, child care is a...
25
May

Ontario votes 2018: Where the parties stand on child care

  EXCERPTS Child Care is a key election issues for voters.  Find out where the parties stand on child care and make an informed decision when you head to the polls on June 7th! The AECEO outline how the Green Party of...
25
May

Toddler dies after wandering away from B. C. daycare

  EXCERPTS A 23-month-old girl has died after she was found unresponsive in a backyard pool next door to the daycare where she wandered away from in Mission, B.C., according to police.
25
May

Analysis: Daycare fees on the rise across Canada

  EXCERPTS When Jamie Towers gave birth to her daughter Marley a year-and-a-half ago, daycare was never part of the plan for the new family. “It’s just ridiculously expensive here,” Towers, a Vancouver resident, said. “...
23
May

Work activity of families with children in Canada, 2005 to 2015

Statistics Canada presents the first of a series intended to shed light on a range of social and economic issues across the country based on analysis of the 2016 Census results. Among other findings, labour force...
23
May

Of course US birth rates are falling– this is a harsh place to have a family

The US is one of only four countries in the world with no government-subsidized maternity leave while 36% of the workforce are contract laborers with no access to benefits EXCERPTS America’s...
23
May

Universal child care key to closing gender gap, advocate says

An Alberta labour advocate says universal child care is needed if more women are going to participate in the workforce EXCERPTS “It’s not a choice if you can’t afford child care, so you can’t...
23
May

Petite enfance: La qualité des services éducatifs au Québec

A new Quebec report observes indicators of quality across early childhood settings between 2003 and 2014. Quality—as it is sketched out in the report by multiple assessment tools— appears to be better among not-for-...
23
May

Female politicians push to make Parliament more family-friendly

Cabinet minister Karina Gould is back at work after 10-week maternity leave EXCERPTS [Full audio available online] The first Canadian federal cabinet minister to ever take maternity leave is...

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