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 */ ?> N.S. child centres convert 570 spaces for infants, toddlers and after-schoolers http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/ns-child-centres-convert-570-spaces-infants-toddlers-and-after-schoo <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>Child care centres across Nova Scotia are converting 570 spaces to support families with infants, toddlers and after school care.</p> <p>The provincial and federal governments announced today that $2.7 million will help a total of 51 centres expand their service.</p> <p>Of that total, 144 new spaces will be dedicated to infants, 346 will be spaces for toddlers and 80 spaces will go to pre-primary care.</p> <p>In January, the province signed a three-year, $35-million early learning and child care funding agreement with Ottawa.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Nova Scotia infant/toddler spaces before and after school child care early childhood education and care federal government funding Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:48:59 +0000 11402 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 */ ?> Garderies : pourquoi les autres provinces n'ont-elles pas suivi le Québec? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/garderies-pourquoi-les-autres-provinces-nont-elles-pas-suivi-le-qu%C3%A9b <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>N'est-il pas étonnant de constater que le système de garderies subventionnées du Québec n'a jamais été copié ailleurs au Canada? Pourtant, quantité d'experts s'entendent pour dire que le réseau des CPE est un succès et, quand on se compare aux pays de l'OCDE, on constate qu'il est dans la norme, pour les États, de soutenir la petite enfance.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada economics child care equality family investment mothers labour force participation policy social policies and programs universal Women work/life balance Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:53:38 +0000 11400 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 */ ?> Feds to clarify that grandparents can access Canada Child Benefit http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/feds-clarify-grandparents-can-access-canada-child-benefit <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 federal government will make changes to federal law to ensure payments to grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren in Prince Edward Island and other provinces are not clawed back.</p> <p>Finance Minister Bill Morneau and National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier announced today the government will put forward amendments to the Income Tax Act to clarify eligibility for the Canada Child Benefit.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada federal programs benefit entitlement family government policy Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:43:04 +0000 11399 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 */ ?> Julia Lipscombe: Affordable child-care funding announcement good news for working parents http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/julia-lipscombe-affordable-child-care-funding-announcement-good-news <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>This week, the federal and provincial governments announced they were committing more money to affordable child care.</p> <p>More specifically, on Thursday, federal cabinet minister and Edmonton-Mill Woods MP Amarjeet Sohi unveiled a three-year bilateral agreement that commits $136 million to early learning and child care in Alberta.</p> <p>I can think of few better causes for governments who claim to be both progressive and committed to families.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Alberta accessibility affordability poverty child care family social policy Women workforce Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:21:14 +0000 11396 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 */ ?> Proper childcare helps poor working women – and it can boost economies http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/proper-childcare-helps-poor-working-women-%E2%80%93-and-it-can-boost-economi <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>In the fight for the rights of working women we must not overlook the most vulnerable: the <a href="http://www.wiego.org/sites/wiego.org/files/publications/files/Vanek-Statistics-WIEGO-WP2.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">millions of poor working women</a> in cities in developing countries who are forced to take their kids with them to work or miss out on better-paid opportunities because they are caring for young children.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news International economics gender international organizations poverty child care equality labour mothers labour force participation policy social services Women Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:15:17 +0000 11395 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 */ ?> What's the hurry? Five-year-olds not in rush for school http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/whats-hurry-five-year-olds-not-rush-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More children than ever are staying on at pre-school after they&#039;ve turned five, Ministry of Education 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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>In 2017, 2491 five-year-olds were enrolled in early childhood education (ECE) - a 17 percent increase since 2015.</p> <p>That is despite the total number of kids who turned five in both those years, staying close to 65,000.</p> <p>Pepper Menzies is five, and one of four five-year-olds at Naenae kindergarten in Lower Hutt.</p> <p>Her mum Greta Menzies said even though Pepper wanted to stay at kindy, she initially did not think the option was realistic and was worried about the stigma attached.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand child development curricula and pedagogy kindergarten quality early childhood education and care play Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:16:47 +0000 11393 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 */ ?> B.C. can learn what works and what doesn’t from Quebec’s child care plan, says economist http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/bc-can-learn-what-works-and-what-doesn%E2%80%99t-quebec%E2%80%99s-child-care-plan-sa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As British Columbia hashes out its child care plan a Quebec economist says the province can learn what works and what doesn’t from the two-decade-old Quebec system. </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>A Quebec economist has words of advice for British Columbia as the province grapples with creating its own universal child care plan, including not buying into rhetoric about inflated costs of such a program.</p> <p>Pierre Fortin, a self-described “right-of-centre” economist with the University of Quebec at Montreal, said his research has found the Quebec system actually makes money for government coffers rather than draining them. B.C. can learn from Quebec’s successes, but also from where it’s fallen short in its program, Fortin said.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada accessibility affordability economics child care cost family social policy universal wages work/life balance workforce Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:00:10 +0000 11392 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 parents hope proposed B.C. parental leave rules hold up http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/new-parents-hope-proposed-bc-parental-leave-rules-hold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leave will be extended to 18 months if legislation goes through, matching option offered by federal government </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>New legislation introduced Monday by the B.C. Minister of Labour aims to make it easier for parents to take extended parental leave of 18 months, but some parents worry the measures won’t go far enough to alleviate their child care woes.</p> <p>On Monday, Minister Harry Bains proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act which included increasing the length of time before an expected due date when a pregnant woman can begin her leave — from 11 weeks to 13 weeks — and upping the total parental leave allowance to 18 months.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news British Columbia maternity and parental leave benefit child care entitlement family social policies and programs Women work/life balance workforce Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:40:07 +0000 11391 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 */ ?> Government to pay monthly allowance starting in Sept. http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/government-pay-monthly-allowance-starting-sept <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>Parents will receive a monthly allowance of 100,000 won (US$87) for each child under the age of six starting in September, the health ministry said Tuesday.</p> <p>The revision will cover households of one child with a monthly income of 11.7 million won or less, households of two children with a monthly income of 14.36 million won or less and households of three children with a monthly income of 17.02 million won or less, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Asia benefit child care cost entitlement government Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:23:39 +0000 11390 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 */ ?> NDP promises $12-a-day child care and lower deficits if elected http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/ndp-promises-12-day-child-care-and-lower-deficits-if-elected <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The child care promise is the cornerstone pledge of party’s ambitious 97-page platform, Change for the Better, launched Monday. </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>Andrea Horwath is promising affordable child care — free for families who earn $40,000 or less and an average of $12-a-day for most others — if the NDP wins the June election.</p> <p>That’s the cornerstone pledge of the party’s ambitious 97-page platform, Change for the Better, launched on Monday at Toronto Western Hospital.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario affordability funding spaces child care costs family fees government Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:30:22 +0000 11389 at http://www.childcarecanada.org