News

16
Jul

Op/Ed: More child care spaces support families and strengthen economy

EXCERPTS  When I think about what child care means for families in B.C., I think of all the patchwork calendars stuck to fridges across the province telling the child care story of each household. The mother-in-law, the...
11
Jul

No man’s land: Where are the male daycare caregivers?

A gender-segregated caregiving profession is not optimal for children. EXCERPTS Most U.S. children today grow up in a dual ecology, spending significant time in both home and daycare. Child...
11
Jul

Is online early-childhood education the next big thing?

EXCERPTS  Utah rolled this online program out to thousands of young children in the state. The Obama administration funded it through its Investing in Innovation grant program to the tune of more than $11 million. And...
11
Jul

An online preschool closes a gap but exposes another

It is not a program for children of the rich. It is geared to lower-income families who have fewer prekindergarten options. EXCERPTS  FOWLER, Calif. — David Cardenas, a mechanic and the mayor...
11
Jul

Get going on universal child care: B.C. premier to provinces, territories, feds

EXCERPTS  VANCOUVER - Stressed-out Vancouver parents will get some relief knowing 2,300 child care spots will be available in about three years but the city currently has a shortfall of 17,000 spaces, the mayor says....
11
Jul

Here’s why the Indian government is amending Maternity Benefits Act

The government is now working on amending the Maternity Benefits Act 2017 to alleviate employers’ financial cost of 26 weeks paid maternity leave. EXCERPTS  After the NDA’s Maternity Benefits...
11
Jul

OPINION: Telling a B.C. child care official women should stay home with kids is sexist and smarmy

EXCERPTS  This week I was especially horrified by a response received on Twitter by Burnaby-Lougheed MLA Katrina Chen, who is also the minister of state for child care. Chen has been announcing a series of new child-...
11
Jul

2,300 new child-care spaces promised to Vancouver families over next 3 years

Lack of child-care options affects families — and especially women, says Vancouver mayor EXCERPTS  Up to 2,300 new child-care spaces are set to be created for families in Vancouver over the...
11
Jul

‘Room for improvement’ in OECD, EU family-friendly policies, says Unicef

EXCERPTS  Sweden, Norway and Iceland offer the most family-friendly policies of all 41 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and European Union countries, according to a report from Unicef’s Innocenti...
11
Jul

Who's minding the baby?

EXCERPTS  Staffing and Housing issues are old friends on the list of challenges when it comes to offering sustainable solutions for any number of things in Whistler. Most recently, they have come to the fore in the...

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