News

05
Jul

Why the child tax credit is not enough to help working families

  EXCERPTS Since taking office, President Trump has signaled a willingness to follow through on his campaign promises about family policy. At his daughter’s urging, he included paid parental leave in his budget and...
04
Jul

Should you have a Bachelors Degree to work with young children? Maybe, maybe not

  DESCRIPTION OF AUDIO INTERVIEW Most would agree that educating young children requires some specialized knowledge. Today we ask, is a child development credential enough or should a bachelors degree be required for...
04
Jul

New national poll finds bipartisan support for early-childhood education

  EXCERPTS The First Five Years Fund's 2017 national poll found support on the left and right from American voters for making quality early-childhood education more affordable, with 97 percent of Democrats in favor...
04
Jul

Social mobility: radical reform urged to repair divided Britain

  EXCERPTS Social mobility policies have failed to significantly reduce inequality between rich and poor despite two decades of interventions by successive governments, according to a highly critical new report.
04
Jul

You're unlikely to be able to afford child care in the US, & here's proof

  EXCERPTS People often like to tell me that I am lucky I get to work from home. They say it's because I get to spend more time with my toddler - precious moments they wish they had with their kid. I end up feeling...
04
Jul

New child care spaces good news, but small numbers

  EXCERPTS Childcare is a difficult thing. There's so much to consider: family finances, if there is a licensed care provider near where you work or live, or if you or your partner have the desire to become a stay-at-...
04
Jul

Cambrian College ready as province announces increase to child care spaces

  EXCERPTS Ontario will soon need close to 20,000 new early childhood educators. Earlier this month, the provincial government released an early learning policy framework. Child care services are expected to accommodate...
04
Jul

Comment: people needed to staff promised child-care spaces

  EXCERPTS The news is gratifying for those concerned about child care in B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan has pledged to create 22,000 new child-care spaces in three years and 66,000 new spaces in five years. Premier...
04
Jul

Coalition of women's groups to argue for pay equity at the Supreme Court of Canada

  EXCERPTS On June 22, 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition, the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity and the Women's Leaf Education and Action Fund (LEAF) status to intervene in a...
04
Jul

Capital wishlist: Robyn Benson says it's past time for proper, universal child care

  EXCERPTS To mark the 150th birthday of Confederation, we asked local residents from a variety of backgrounds to share their wishes for the future of the capital and the country. Today: Robyn Benson. As a single mother...

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