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15
Jul

Ontario to ease childcare restrictions

Changes will allow groups of up to 15 children in daycares, which Education Minister Stephen Lecce claims will allow the sector to reach 90 per cent of pre-COVID-19 capacity. EXCERPTS TORONTO...
15
Jul

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s international early learning and child well-being study: The scores are in!

Excerpted from abstract
15
Jul

Schools have low coronavirus infection rate, German study finds

EXCERPTS A study of 2,000 children and teachers at a school in the German state of Saxony has found very few coronavirus antibodies among them, suggesting that schools and young people do not play as big a role in...
15
Jul

Go outside and play! Opportunities for outdoor play critical for children during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

EXCERPTSLawson Foundation shares recommendations for policy makers, early learning and child care, and post secondary early childhood education programs to implement to address the immediate and longer-term impacts of...
15
Jul

Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadian families and children

Excerpted from the report
15
Jul

Summary of school re-opening models and implementation approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic

Schools closed in many countries for some period of time during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of mitigation efforts to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Currently, a number of countries have fully...
15
Jul

When a pandemic hits, working moms pay the price

A UBC study finds that mothers were much more likely to lose their jobs. Here are some solutions. EXCERPTS Mothers have been more likely than fathers to lose their jobs during the pandemic...
15
Jul

Increasing outdoor play in early learning and child care in the context of COVID-19

Excerpted from report Use of the outdoors is underestimated and overlooked as both a significant COVID-19 mitigation strategy in children’s settings, and as an important learning environment for early learning and child...
15
Jul

The long-term biological effects of COVID-19 stress on kids’ future health and development

EXCERPTS One fortunate aspect of COVID-19 is that children have been less directly affected by the disease. But despite the relatively low incidence of severe illness in children, the response to the pandemic may have...
14
Jul

MPP Peter Tabuns: Doug Ford don't abandon parents in reopening schools and child care centres.

Will schools and child care spaces be open to allow parents to return to work? Without a funding model that works for parents, children, schools and child care centres how can we move forward?

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