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10
Jul

Alleviating child poverty would save much more money than it would cost

EXCERPTSOh God! That bread should be so dear/And flesh and blood so cheap!-Thomas Hood, “The Song of the Shirt.” Canadians are fortunate to live in one of the world’s better countries, but we delude ourselves when we...
10
Jul

The problem with anything that increases ‘the motherhood penalty’

EXCERPTS I get it. I really do. Where is the utility in giving a family with a household income in excess of $350K any subsidy for their children to attend childcare? Is this entitlement gone mad? How greedy to expect a...
10
Jul

30 years later, child poverty remains a national disgrace

EXCERPTS With alarming child poverty rates once again making front-page news across the country and the next federal election on the horizon — how serious are we about eradicating poverty? Canada’s first national...
09
Jul

Kenyan delegates foresee own early childhood care and education council based on Sarawak’s model

  EXCERPTS KUCHING: Delegates from the Mendera County of Kenya are bringing home valuable lessons from Sarawak after attending the 19th Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (Pecera) Conference here,...
09
Jul

Discrimination challenge brought against free childcare policy in high court

  EXCERPTS The Government's free childcare policy is being challenged in the High Court by lone parents and their children, who say they are discriminated against. Free childcare provision for three and four-year-olds...
09
Jul

We’ve been having the wrong conversation about childcare changes

EXCERPTS It is one week into the childcare changes, and the Government is forcing women into having the wrong conversations. For the last week – in corridors, in playgroups, in professional groups, and over the dinner...
09
Jul

Low pay for child care workers puts more than half at poverty level, study finds

EXCERPTS A majority of child care workers in California are paid so little they qualify for public assistance programs, according to a new report on the early education workforce.
09
Jul

Childcare is still crucial for women’s participation in the workforce

EXCERPTS On the evening of June 7th, Ontario voted in a majority Progressive Conservative government with Doug Ford as Premier. For many supporters of affordable childcare, the $15 minimum wage, and accessible pharma...
09
Jul

22,000 new child-care spaces on the way for B.C. families by 2021

Funding from spring budget earmarked for care providers to add new spaces, says children's minister   EXCERPTS British Columbia's children's minister visited a child-care facility in...
06
Jul

Study: Child care providers often lack the training, resources to serve children with disabilities

EXCERPTS Although the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law nearly 30 years ago, a recent statewide survey of child care providers and early interventionists in Illinois suggests little has changed with...

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