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12
Sep

Outside the spotlight: Small changes could have big consequences for Ontario child care

Under the guise of “choice for families” and “reducing red tape”, the Ministry of Education announced in a memo in late August that the For-Profit Maximum Percentage Threshold is being lifted and the funding to...
12
Sep

B.C. municipalities, regional districts get about $17 million to plan and build licensed child care spaces

EXCERPTS B.C. municipalities and regional districts can now access nearly $17 million in funding to plan and build licensed child care spaces that will best meet the needs of local families. “The Government of Canada is...
11
Sep

Education at a glance 2018

OECD Indicators The OECD's latest edition of Education at a Glance reviews pertinent data pertaining to educational systems and social outcomes in OECD countries. An examination of Canadian...
11
Sep

14th International review of leave policies and related research 2018

1. Introduction 
10
Sep

Childcare providers 'reluctant' to offer two-year-old places

A new report into funded childcare claims a barrier to take-up is childcare providers’ reluctance to offer two-year-old places as they are less ‘financially lucrative’. EXCERPTS Department...
10
Sep

In Illinois, a struggle to find care for children with disabilities

A recent study backs up what many parents of children with disabilities already know: It's tough to find quality child care for kids with special needs. EXCERPTS A recent study [see link at...
10
Sep

Universal pre-school education: the case of public funding with private provision

"This article exploits the staggered introduction of the entitlement to free pre- school for three year olds in England to investigate the effect of the policy on child outcomes at ages 5, 7 and 11 based on a census of...
10
Sep

Ottawa sets full-time salary range for Trudeau’s nanny

EXCERPTS The nanny caring for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s kids has been given a full-time salary and a slight pay increase compared with the reported hourly rate she was paid shortly after Mr. Trudeau took office in...
10
Sep

Child care needs in small, rural and remote communities in British Columbia

The UBCM and CCCABC are working together to better understand child care needs in small, rural and remote communities. To build on recent government investments and add to the discussion on child care, this report...
10
Sep

Indigenous languages must be nurtured in early childhood education settings

'Language nests' create fluent speakers and help Indigenous languages stay alive EXCERPTS Indigenous Peoples have a troubled relationship with the systems that have been imposed by settler...

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