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Sep

State of early learning in Australia: 2017

  Executive summary Quality early education can set a child up for life, allowing them to develop to their full potential. As such, ensuring all children have the best possible start is one of the most valuable...
13
Sep

Toronto looks to expand child-care services for Indigenous families

Based on initial feedback, the plan is to open Indigenous early-years centres in four parts of the city with a higher concentration of Indigenous families: Mount Dennis, West Don Lands, East York and Scarborough...
13
Sep

Childcare challenge for shift workers

Low-paid young parents, especially those working shifts and zero-hours contracts, struggle to manage childcare, according to research by the TUC.   EXCERPTS A survey by the Trades Union...
13
Sep

Census: Children make up one quarter of 4.8M Canadians living in poverty

  EXCERPTS OTTAWA -- Nikkie Edwards and her boyfriend make about $31,000 a year, a sum that leaves them below the poverty line as defined by Statistics Canada -- and in the company of another 4.8 million people,...
13
Sep

Fewer young kids, more seniors in low-income households: census

2015 financial data show income inequality mostly flat over the preceding decade, as growth for top 1% slowed   EXCERPTS Canadians earned more in 2015 than they did in the previous 10 years,...
13
Sep

No major funding for relief on child care costs

  EXCERPTS Edith MacHattie was one of several mothers looking forward to the $10-a-day child care promised by the New Democrats during the spring election campaign - a commitment that was conspicuously absent from...
13
Sep

Early learning report card: Australia is improving rapidly, but there’s more work to do

  EXCERPTS Quality early education can set a child up for life, allowing them to develop to their full potential. High quality and affordable early learning opportunities need to be a reality for all children in...
11
Sep

CPE workers vote to strike in Laval, Montreal

Educators in 107 public daycares in Montreal and Laval gave their union a mandate for six strike days to be held at an "opportune time."   EXCERPTS The Centres de la petite enfance educators...
11
Sep

Child care in 'crisis': Gerrard

  EXCERPTS Jon Gerrard says Manitoba is in a "crisis" for child-care availability and pledged to push for a system that wipes out the deficit of space. The Liberal River Heights MLA, who is in a three-person race to...
11
Sep

Charla Huber: Child-care subsidy is an investment

  EXCERPTS The B.C. Child Care Subsidy changed my life. When I think about hard times as a parent, I don't think about sleepless nights, the first fever or all the times I've cleaned up my daughter's bodily fluids....

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