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Mar

Ontario budget to fund free child care for preschoolers as part of $2.2B plan

In a bid to deal with Ontario’s high child care costs, the Wynne government will offer free licensed care for preschoolers at an average saving of $17,000 per child.   EXCERPTS Every Ontario...
27
Mar

More child care, more choice: Providing free preschool child care for children aged 2.5 to kindergarten

  EXCERPTS Today Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that full-day licensed child care will become free for preschool children from the age of two-and-a-half until they are eligible to start kindergarten, beginning in 2020...
27
Mar

Lack of childcare spaces 'forcing parents to rely on unqualified, unregulated childcare services'

  EXCERPTS A survey of childcare providers undertaken by Seas Suas, has revealed that the number of places for babies and toddlers (under 2s) in childcare and crèche facilities is falling, despite increasing demand. A...
27
Mar

Opinion: Where there is too much, something is missing

  EXCERPTS When I was an economics student many years ago, the last living student of John Maynard Keynes and noted economist Joan Robinson gave a lecture to a packed hall. During the question period, one smart aleck...
26
Mar

Key takeaways from one of the longest-running studies on the impact of early-childhood education

    EXCERPTSDive Brief:
26
Mar

Pregnancy and motherhood during surgical training: Results of a nationwide survey

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26
Mar

Child care shortage in Timmins most critical for infants

'Some moms call when they’ve only just had their baby, looking ahead to going back to work after 12 months. We don’t even take infants,' says daycare director   EXCERPTS If you asked a few...
26
Mar

Western Education to lead provincial early learning and child care centres

  EXCERPTS Western University's Faculty of Education announced a major initiative Friday after being chosen to lead the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care. "This is a fantastic and well-...
26
Mar

Childcare advocates disagree with Fraser Institute’s report on subsidized daycare

On Thursday, the Fraser Institute releases a report that was critical of Quebec’s subsidized daycare plan. A view that’s not held by Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C.   EXCERPTS...
26
Mar

Quebec promises more flexibility, extra weeks of parental leave for families

Leave spread out over two years — parents of multiple births and adoptive parents get 5 extra weeks   EXCERPTS Parents in Quebec will be able to bank up to ten days of their parental leave,...

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