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 */ ?> Analysis: What is ‘baby PISA’? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/analysis-what-%E2%80%98baby-pisa%E2%80%99 <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>When the media runs headlines such as ‘UK schools falling behind leading countries', the stories are often based on data mined from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The three-yearly assessment of 15-year-olds is carried out in an increasing number of countries, and is regarded as a benchmark by which governments can compare their education systems. Not everyone is in favour, with opponents focusing on the programme's narrow range and promotion of standardised testing.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news International child development quality assessment Wed, 17 May 2017 20:29:29 +0000 10528 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 */ ?> Why subsidized home daycares are struggling to survive in Quebec http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/why-subsidized-home-daycares-are-struggling-survive-quebec <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>For years, Diane Rufh had no trouble keeping the six spots at her subsidized home daycare full.</p> <p>If she had an opening, all it took was a sign in the window at her home in Pincourt, on Île Perrot, and a parent would come knocking.</p> <p>Then, last spring, she lost four children in a month and a half.</p> <p>"It broke my heart to see them leave," said Rufh, who has a degree in early childhood education and is bilingual.</p> <p>The exodus happened right after the Quebec government changed the fee structure for public daycare.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Quebec subsidy fees tax policy Wed, 17 May 2017 20:23:37 +0000 10527 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 */ ?> Demand for daycare workers in Saskatchewan a growing concern http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/demand-daycare-workers-saskatchewan-growing-concern <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>The deficit isn't the only issue the Saskatchewan government will wrestle with in 2017.</p> <p>The ongoing issues surrounding funding and staffing for licensed daycares in the province are not going anywhere.</p> <p>In fact, there is a growing concern there won't be enough staff to operate all the new centres opening up this fall.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Saskatchewan funding child care spaces professionalization workforce Wed, 17 May 2017 20:16:02 +0000 10526 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 */ ?> These industries are growing. Why are men staying away? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/these-industries-are-growing-why-are-men-staying-away <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>JUDY WOODRUFF: We turn now to an overlooked story: why some men are not pursuing certain types of jobs that are mainly held by women.</p> <p>Our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, has the story. It's part of our weekly series Making Sense, which airs every Thursday on the NewsHour.</p> <p>PAUL SOLMAN: Out back of their classroom in Columbia, South Carolina, 4- and 5-year-olds are building a fortress with their teacher, Mr. Jamie Browder.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States demand economics gender men workforce Wed, 17 May 2017 20:09:08 +0000 10525 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 Democrats promise $15-per-day child care if elected http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/new-democrats-promise-15-day-child-care-if-elected <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>The NDP would institute a $15-per-day daycare system for all Nova Scotia families if the party forms government following the May 30 election, Leader Gary Burrill announced Tuesday.</p> <p>Burrill said in the first year of an NDP mandate, the party would eliminate child-care fees for families with a net income of less than $30,000, and create 400 new child-care spaces. Those promises would cost $19 million and $5 million, respectively, in the first year.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Nova Scotia accessibility spaces system Wed, 17 May 2017 20:02:48 +0000 10524 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 */ ?> City's after-school daycares to exclude kids under 6 http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/citys-after-school-daycares-exclude-kids-under-6 <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>Despite hopes that the province would grant an exception, children younger than six years old will officially be banned this fall from before-and-after-school programs run by the City of Ottawa.</p> <p>In an email to local politicians last week, city recreation manager Dan Chenier announced the new rules, which come out of legislation introduced in 2015 in an attempt to better regulate unlicensed daycares.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario legislation and regulation before and after school child care spaces Wed, 17 May 2017 19:55:12 +0000 10523 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 funding for child-care spaces in Manitoba http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/new-funding-child-care-spaces-manitoba <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>The Manitoba government took another step to shorten wait times and create more licensed child-care spaces by opening a new application intake for early learning and child care (ELCC) community-based capital projects, Minister Scott Fielding announced.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Manitoba accessibility funding spaces subsidy waitlist Wed, 17 May 2017 19:46:03 +0000 10522 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 sector tells politicians: ‘No rash promises’ http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/childcare-sector-tells-politicians-%E2%80%98no-rash-promises%E2%80%99 <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>The largest childcare member organisations have joined forces in an open letter to all political parties, urging them not to make manifesto pledges that the sector will be unable to deliver.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe funding child care policy workforce Wed, 17 May 2017 19:33:24 +0000 10521 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 */ ?> Stay-at-home fathers do less childcare than working mothers, research shows http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/stay-home-fathers-do-less-childcare-working-mothers-research-shows <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>Stay-at-home fathers remain relatively rare in Australia, and even these men spend slightly less time on childcare than their working wives, research shows.</p> <p>A report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies found that stay-at-home fathers take on only slightly more housework than mothers working a 35-hour week.</p> <p>The research found that stay-at-home father arrangements made up 4%, or 75,000, of the two-parent, heterosexual families in Australia, while stay-at-home mothers accounted for 31%.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand fathers gender mother's labour force participation labour Wed, 17 May 2017 19:05:56 +0000 10520 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 */ ?> Women's Equality Party proposes free childcare http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/05/womens-equality-party-proposes-free-childcare <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>A policy of offering free childcare would get the economy moving for the benefit of all, the leader of the Women's Equality Party has said.</p> <p>Speaking on the BBC's Daily Politics programme, Sophie Walker said her party would prioritise investment in the "social infrastructure" of the UK.</p> <p>She said free childcare would transform lives, increase the tax base and mean fewer people on out-of-work benefits.</p> <p>The party is fielding seven candidates in the general election.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe economics female labour force participation social policy Wed, 17 May 2017 18:55:54 +0000 10519 at http://www.childcarecanada.org