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 */ ?> Toronto should boost child-care spending by $11M over 3 years, budget chief says http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/toronto-should-boost-child-care-spending-11m-over-3-years-budget-chi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Budget going to council will match 20% of new provincial, federal funds over 3 years, Gary Crawford says </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Toronto Budget Chief Gary Crawford says the city will make good on its promise to match a portion of new provincial and federal funding for child care.</p> <p>"The bottom line is we are living up to our commitment," Crawford told CBC&nbsp;Toronto on Monday.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario accessibility affordability budget funding subsidy child care government policy Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:43:53 +0000 11129 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 */ ?> 18 months an option for mat leave, but be prepared for lower weekly benefits http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/18-months-option-mat-leave-be-prepared-lower-weekly-benefits <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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>When Ottawa announced changes to EI parental leave benefits last year that will allow new mothers to receive benefits for 18 months, Heather Wilson was excited about the possibility of spending&nbsp;more time&nbsp;with her&nbsp;baby.</p> <p>But after digging into the changes, Wilson and her husband are probably going to stick with the 12-month option.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada legislation and regulation maternity and parental leave cost family government social policy system Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:20:40 +0000 11128 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 */ ?> Parents shelling out for 'free' nursery scheme http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/parents-shelling-out-free-nursery-scheme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parents are subsidising a new flagship &quot;free&quot; nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Nurseries are making up losses by upping fees for younger children and charging for meals and nappies, a survey of 1,662 providers suggests.</p> <p>The survey, by the Pre-School Learning Alliance, suggests only a third are delivering the hours totally free.</p> <p>The government says it is investing £6bn in childcare by 2020.</p> <p>It added that any charges to parents on the scheme must be voluntary.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe funding legislation and regulation cost entitlement food government hours Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:03:08 +0000 11127 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 */ ?> How America's 'childcare deserts' are driving women out of the workforce http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/how-americas-childcare-deserts-are-driving-women-out-workforce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rising daycare costs have put the spotlight on Washington state in a country offering little support for parents seeking childcare </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Not long after the 2016 election, Shelby McGowan got a somber phone call from her brother.</p> <p>“I’m so sorry,” he said.</p> <p>She replied: “About what?”</p> <p>“About your childcare expenses.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States accessibility affordability demand quality spaces data minimum wage policy workforce Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:33:03 +0000 11125 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 */ ?> Minister acknowledges 'challenges' to families as daycares raise costs due to minimum wage hike http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/minister-acknowledges-challenges-families-daycares-raise-costs-due-m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One family says daycare responding to minimum wage hike by upping fees by $368 per month </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Ontario's minister overseeing daycare and early childhood education acknowledged Monday that families are facing "challenges" in the form of rising childcare costs in the wake of the minimum wage hike. But Indira Naidoo-Harris also said that it's up to municipalities to disperse funds the province has made available to childcare centres to help them cope with those costs.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario accessibility affordability child care fees government market minimum wage social policy universal Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:43:40 +0000 11124 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 */ ?> Coalition defends childcare policy after documents reveal areas hardest hit by changes http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/coalition-defends-childcare-policy-after-documents-reveal-areas-hard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Families in Blaxland, Fenner, Lingiari, Warringah, Wentworth, Rankin, Wakefield and Denison among those receiving less </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Is the glass half empty or half full? It may depend on which side of politics you ask about the upcoming childcare changes, due to come into effect in July, with Labor claiming 279,000 families will be worse off under the reforms, while the government points to nearly 1 million families benefiting.</p> <p>Labor’s early childhood education spokeswoman, Amanda Rishworth, released what she called a “secret hit list” on Sunday, after documents released under freedom of information revealed which electorates would be hardest hit by the changes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand subsidy disadvantaged children entitlement family fees government social policy Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:33:07 +0000 11123 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 */ ?> Your letters: Child-care programs left in the dark http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/your-letters-child-care-programs-left-dark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daycare sticker shock tied to minimum wage, Jan. 14 </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>It is tragic and unfortunate to hear that many child-care programs across Toronto have had to raise their rates quite substantially to cover the cost of their operations for 2018. The province has committed to helping child-care programs with their minimum wage requirements.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario funding parent involvement child care cost fees government market policy social policy Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:26:12 +0000 11122 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 */ ?> Flexible hours and pay transparency needed to close gender pay gap http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/flexible-hours-and-pay-transparency-needed-close-gender-pay-gap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Female empowerment ‘key theme’ for government, says Flanagan </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Flexible working hours across all sectors, complete pay transparency and a new approach towards maternity and parental leave is urgently needed if Ireland is serious about closing the State’s gender pay gap, a conference on pay equality has heard.</p> <p>More than 130 politicians, senior policymakers, business representatives, trade unions and academics gathered in Dublin on Wednesday to discuss the findings of a public consultation held in 2017 to tackle the gender pay gap.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe gender maternity and parental leave child care equity labour paternity leave pay work/life balance workforce Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:38:30 +0000 11121 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 */ ?> Wynne to shuffle several senior cabinet posts http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/wynne-shuffle-several-senior-cabinet-posts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wynne to shuffle out ministers not seeking re-election </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Premier Kathleen Wynne is shuffling several senior portfolios in her cabinet, less than five months before the Ontario election, The Canadian Press has learned.</p> <p>Deputy premier and Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews, Treasury Board president Liz Sandals and Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid have all said they're not running in the June election, and Wynne is filling those jobs with politicians who are up for re-election.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario school system early childhood education and care government policy Women Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:32:08 +0000 11119 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 */ ?> Réussite éducative: Stratégie 0-8 ans http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/01/r%C3%A9ussite-%C3%A9ducative-strat%C3%A9gie-0-8-ans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Association Québécois des Centre de Petit Enfants (AQCPE) </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Montréal, 16 janvier 2018 – L’Association québécoise des CPE (AQCPE) considère que les modalités annoncées aujourd’hui vont dans la bonne direction, mais demeure impatiente de savoir comment le gouvernement s’y prendra pour offrir à tous les enfants qui fréquentent un milieu de garde les services d’une qualité suffisante pour permettre l’égalité des chances.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Quebec funding quality child care cost early childhood education and care family for-profit government investment non-profit policy Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:09:56 +0000 11117 at http://www.childcarecanada.org