News

17
May

Analysis: What is ‘baby PISA’?

EXCERPTS When the media runs headlines such as ‘UK schools falling behind leading countries', the stories are often based on data mined from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The three-yearly...
17
May

Why subsidized home daycares are struggling to survive in Quebec

  EXCERPTS For years, Diane Rufh had no trouble keeping the six spots at her subsidized home daycare full. If she had an opening, all it took was a sign in the window at her home in Pincourt, on Île Perrot, and a parent...
17
May

Demand for daycare workers in Saskatchewan a growing concern

  EXCERPTS The deficit isn't the only issue the Saskatchewan government will wrestle with in 2017. The ongoing issues surrounding funding and staffing for licensed daycares in the province are not going anywhere. In...
17
May

These industries are growing. Why are men staying away?

  EXCERPTS JUDY WOODRUFF: We turn now to an overlooked story: why some men are not pursuing certain types of jobs that are mainly held by women. Our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, has the story. It's part of our...
17
May

New Democrats promise $15-per-day child care if elected

  EXCERPTS The NDP would institute a $15-per-day daycare system for all Nova Scotia families if the party forms government following the May 30 election, Leader Gary Burrill announced Tuesday. Burrill said in the first...
17
May

City's after-school daycares to exclude kids under 6

  EXCERPTS Despite hopes that the province would grant an exception, children younger than six years old will officially be banned this fall from before-and-after-school programs run by the City of Ottawa. In an email...
17
May

New funding for child-care spaces in Manitoba

  EXCERPTS The Manitoba government took another step to shorten wait times and create more licensed child-care spaces by opening a new application intake for early learning and child care (ELCC) community-based capital...
17
May

Childcare sector tells politicians: ‘No rash promises’

  EXCERPTS The largest childcare member organisations have joined forces in an open letter to all political parties, urging them not to make manifesto pledges that the sector will be unable to deliver.
17
May

Stay-at-home fathers do less childcare than working mothers, research shows

  EXCERPTS Stay-at-home fathers remain relatively rare in Australia, and even these men spend slightly less time on childcare than their working wives, research shows. A report by the Australian Institute of Family...
10
May

Stronger child-care supports would be the best Mother's Day gift

  EXCERPTS Mother’s Day is coming. You should give your mom a nice gift. Most likely, she’s taking (or has taken) a big hit for “Team Saskatchewan.” Kids are our future leaders, workers and citizens — everyone needs and...

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