News

27
Feb

Childcare costs jump to equal private school fees

EXCERPTS Childcare costs have jumped in the past decade to the point where they are often now roughly the same as private school fees. Statistics NZ data, requested after an IbisWorld survey found a big jump in the cost...
27
Feb

An unfair start: Inequality in children's education in rich countries

EXCERPTS from the Executive Summary
27
Feb

Decisions on home-based early childhood education

EXCERPTS Government decisions on the review of home-based early childhood education (ECE) were announced today. Key changes include a gradual shift towards requiring home-based educators to hold at least a level 4 ECE...
27
Feb

Universal childcare? Exactly the kind of bold idea we need

EXCERPTS “I remember how hard it was to find affordable and high-quality child care when I was a working mom with two little ones. I had a job teaching at a law school in Houston when the babysitter quit. Over the next...
27
Feb

Childcare policy reforms are crucial for women and children

More affordable, accessible childcare is needed in the North - for the sake of mothers and their children, argues IPPR North’s Leah Millward. EXCERPTS Where you’re from matters. Fewer than...
27
Feb

Inequalities in access to early childhood education and care in Sweden

The equal access study EXCERPTS from the Introduction
27
Feb

Planning for child care: The impact of planning policies and strategies on the development of early learning and child care spaces in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Abstract
27
Feb

B.C. family wins child care lottery, another 'stuck in the middle'

EXCERPTS Susan Tran from Vancouver and Edith MacHattie from Port Moody are like many Metro Vancouver middle class parents. Both are married with multiple children, and both they and their spouses are juggling full-time...
20
Feb

Early childhood care act could bring B.C. in line with UN, advocate says

EXCERPTS VANCOUVER—Affordable child-care advocate Sharon Gregson said B.C. could soon fall in line with the United Nations’ convention on the rights of children by creating an early care and learning act. At Tuesday’s...
20
Feb

Pre-kindergarten classes risk hurting subsidized daycares: workers

"Is (pre-K) where we should be putting the money today?" asked the Quebec Liberal Party's critic for families, Jennifer Maccarone. EXCERPTS The operators of the province’s network of public...

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