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26
Sep

A million children can’t attend creche

EXCERPTS About 1.1-million children aged between three and five in South Africa do not attend an early childhood learning programme. Most of these children can be found in KwaZulu-Natal. This is according to the 2019...
26
Sep

Ontario child-care tax credit to help few low-income families, watchdog says

EXCERPTS Ontario’s new child-care tax credit will primarily benefit households with incomes above the provincial median, the Legislature’s financial watchdog says, while costing tens of millions of dollars more than the...
26
Sep

Child care workers struggle to make ends meet

EXCERPTS On a recent Friday morning, Jamiya Williams read from a book to a class of 3-year-olds. “B is for bell,” she said. And balloon and bible and baby and banana. “It’s their foundation,” said Tara Maddox, watching...
26
Sep

Fort McMurray daycares struggle to find staff, but new college program could help

Kedra Abdurahman says she's hiring new staff every month or two EXCERPTS There aren't enough qualified child-care workers in Fort McMurray, but a newly reinstated program at Keyano College...
26
Sep

Building B.C. a universal child-care system means rethinking how to pay for new spaces

OPINION: To quickly meet the needs of B.C. families we need to rethink how we fund new spaces and invest in publicly owned child care facilities EXCERPTS Last year, the B.C. government made...
26
Sep

Lack of trained early childhood educators forcing Whycocomagh daycare to ‘temporarily’ cancel program

EXCERPTS WHYCOCOMAGH, N.S. — Thom Oommen will be welcoming his four-year-old daughter to his workplace each afternoon for the foreseeable future. It’s the result of a shortage of trained staff at the local daycare,...
26
Sep

Stroller brigades aim to put child care on federal agenda

Child care advocate says parents and caregivers are mobilizing across B.C., and she hopes Tri-City parents will get on board, to get political parties to make affordable, quality child care a priority...
19
Sep

Five-year child care plan looking for more investment, spaces

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19
Sep

Autistic boy expelled from childcare centre for being “too expensive”

EXCERPTS An 18-month-old boy from Quebec, Mickael, was expelled from his childcare centre in January and the boy’s mother claims staff told her it’s because he’s “too expensive.” Martine Quevillon, Mickael’s mother,...
19
Sep

Early child-care workers in Cape Breton ponder job action

Licensed daycare centres unable to compete with pre-primary program, according to one worker EXCERPTS Early child-care workers in Cape Breton will meet this week to discuss walking off the...

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