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19
Aug

Cheaper childcare: A practical plan to boost female workforce participation

Excerpted from overview Childcare should be made cheaper to enable more women to do more paid work, and to help lift the economy out of the COVID recession. The Federal Government should spend an extra $5 billion a year...
19
Aug

Coronavirus is making Corporate America realize that child care isn’t someone else’s problem

EXCERPTS Frances Brooks Taplett is like legions of working mothers everywhere fretting about the fall as many school districts contemplate a remote or hybrid schedule. She does not relish the impossible task of juggling...
19
Aug

How daycares have operated during the pandemic — and what it can tell us about schools reopening

Thousands of B.C. kids have been in the daycare setting throughout the pandemic EXCERPTS While some parents and teachers have expressed concern over B.C. children heading back to school in...
19
Aug

Daycare workers worry they're being asked to do too much for kids with distance learning assignments

Childcare providers are being faced with the decision to support distance learning while children are in their care. EXCERPTS SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Julie Jenkins owns childcare facilities in...
19
Aug

Reconceptualizing parental leave benefits in COVID-19 Canada: From employment policy to care and social protection policy

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19
Aug

Expanded provincial daycare strategy needs to be part of pandemic recovery program, regional councillor says

EXCERPTS Now more than ever, it’s time to start investing in child care as an economic issue, Pelham Regional Coun. Diana Huson says. Huson is bringing a motion to Regional Council asking the Government of Ontario to...
19
Aug

Parents uneasy about sending children to daycare amid COVID-19: StatCan

EXCERPTS CALGARY -- Nearly one-third of Alberta parents say they won't send their kids back to daycare when spaces reopen or when the pandemic ends, according to numbers released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. The...
13
Aug

Pandemic childcare is way more stressful for moms than dads

Fathers take on more childcare during work-at-home, but moms simultaneously work and parent more often. EXCERPTS Fathers forced to work from home by the coronavirus pandemic take on more...
12
Aug

Kids may find masks uncomfortable, but they'll be vital to stopping COVID-19 in schools, says expert

Without a vaccine, masks are part of toolkit to curb virus spread: Jason Kindrachuck EXCERPTS Kids may find wearing masks uncomfortable, but if they're heading back to school, it's important...
12
Aug

Powell and Ferns: Children's wellbeing depends on wellbeing of child care workers

We need properly staffed programs with decent work and professional pay for ECEs and early years staff. EXCERPTS COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the child care crisis. When child care...

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