ChildcareCanada.org - Childcare in the News only. http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents en /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Council approves parental leave bylaw, sends to compensation review committee http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/08/council-approves-parental-leave-bylaw-sends-compensation-review-comm <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>City councillors will soon have similar rights to maternity or parental leave as city employees, under a bylaw that has been approved and referred to the next council compensation review committee.</p> <p>The initiative was prompted by an amendment to the Municipal Government Act last October allowing local councils to establish the leave for councillors, who do not qualify for employment insurance benefits.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Alberta Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:55:45 +0000 11716 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> The cost of child care just hit an all-time high http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/08/cost-child-care-just-hit-all-time-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parents are willing to go into debt to pay for child care, according to a new study </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Having kids will cost you.</p> <p>Child-care costs rose for the fifth year in a row and nearly one in five families is spending at least a quarter of its annual household income on child care, according to a new&nbsp;Care.com study. Using data from more than 1,000 parents nationwide,&nbsp;Care.com&nbsp;determined that in 2017 the average weekly cost for an infant in a day-care center is $211, versus $580 for a nanny.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:22:52 +0000 11712 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> New federal funding will help improve women's economic security in Prince Edward Island http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/08/new-federal-funding-will-help-improve-womens-economic-security-princ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Project will help find daycare solutions for women who work irregular hours </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>The Government is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can play in promoting women's empowerment. By investing in projects that improve women's economic security, we are helping to ensure that women, their families and communities can prosper.</p> <p>Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, today announced Government of&nbsp;Canada&nbsp;funding for a project that will increase women's economic security in Prince&nbsp;Edward Island.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Prince Edward Island Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:14:14 +0000 11711 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Berlin first in Germany to scrap child day care fees http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/08/berlin-first-germany-scrap-child-day-care-fees <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="intro">EXCERPTS</p> <p class="intro">A sociopolitical landmark for Berlin's parents: Starting in August all municipal day care centers in the German capital will be free. Several other states are also looking to phase out the costs for working parents.</p> <p>Berlin's regional government announced Monday that, beginning next month, parents will no longer have to pay any fees to place their children in municipal day care centers.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:48:25 +0000 11708 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Canadian men are still lazier than women: report http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/07/canadian-men-are-still-lazier-women-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But they are getting better </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Whether it’s doing household chores, taking care of kids, or helping out friends, Canadian women work harder than men, according to Statistics Canada.</p> <p>Findings from Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report revealed that in 2015 Canadian women spent more time per day than men on tasks like housework (2.8 hours a day versus 1.9), and child care (2.3 hours per day versus 1.4 hours per day).</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:00:03 +0000 11707 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Advocates: better pre-k begins with better pay http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/07/advocates-better-pre-k-begins-better-pay <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>State government leaders often tout increasing investments in early childhood programs. But experts and advocates say they’ve continued to overlook a significant barrier to improving and expanding such initiatives: poorly paid educators.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news International Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:52:40 +0000 11706 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/07/who-left-behind-under-new-child-care-subsidy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Australian families are increasingly replying on childcare but a change in policy may leave those who need it most locked out </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey reveals Australians are using more formal childcare than ever before. For families with a child under the age of four, the use of formal childcare has increased by 18 per cent over the last fourteen years.</p> <p>Federal&nbsp;childcare policy&nbsp;has focused strongly on increasing childcare use for two reasons: “[lifting] women’s workforce participation and national productivity”, and more recently, “increasing equity through children’s exposure to high quality [childcare]”.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:45:12 +0000 11705 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Canadian men are doing more chores - just not as often as women: Statistics Canada http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/07/canadian-men-are-doing-more-chores-just-not-often-women-statistics-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Women spend an hour more on household every day, new data shows </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Women, if you feel like you've been pulling more than your weight around the house, and guys, if you feel like you're doing lots, too — well, both are actually true, but women are still doing more.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:30:11 +0000 11704 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Childcare shake-up neglects family day care workers, but we can learn from garment workers’ experience http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/07/childcare-shake-neglects-family-day-care-workers-we-can-learn-garmen <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>The federal government has rolled out new Child Care Subsidyarrangements based on parents’ earnings. Recent policy changes emphasise the need for quality childcare. To this end, policy has promoted minimum educational qualifications for childcare workers and increased reliance on market principles.</p> <p>Often forgotten in the middle of all these changes are the childcare workers themselves, known as “educators”. In particular, family day care&nbsp;educators have been conspicuously absent in discussions.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand Mon, 30 Jul 2018 20:35:38 +0000 11703 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Speakers: Mom and dad can't work without day care http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/07/speakers-mom-and-dad-cant-work-without-day-care-0 <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>There’s no question there are some high quality day care providers in Wapello County. But without at least 1,000 more slots, the community risks losing good-paying jobs to cities with a higher percentage of child care providers.</p> <p>“You don’t necessarily think of day care as a county government issue,” said Brian Morgan, chair of the Wapello County Board of Supervisors. “But this was interesting: It’s as much a county issue as gravel roads.”</p> <p>“It’s not just a family issue,” agreed Brenda O’Halloran of Child Care Resource and Referral. “It’s a workforce issue.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States Mon, 30 Jul 2018 20:25:42 +0000 11702 at http://www.childcarecanada.org