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 */ ?> On maternity benefits http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/maternity-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><strong>It is time for the government to shoulder the financial responsibility</strong></p> <p>The amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, which were introduced this year, in particular the provision of 26 weeks of paid maternity leave and the mandatory crèche facility, are path-breaking, but there are concerns over their feasibility. Recently, the Labour Ministry placed the financial burden of implementing these measures squarely on the employers; this legitimises these concerns.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Asia economics maternity and parental leave social policy Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:27:16 +0000 10988 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 */ ?> Child-care workers in D.C. would get more time for degree requirements http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/child-care-workers-dc-would-get-more-time-degree-requirements <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 District of Columbia plans to extend the deadline for day-care providers to meet new education requirements, amid concerns that they are unrealistic and overly burdensome. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States professionalization qualifications workforce Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:46:42 +0000 10987 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 challenges of child care — when you don't have family down the road http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/challenges-child-care-%E2%80%94-when-you-dont-have-family-down-road <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3-year project focused on improving child-care access on the Island </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>Women's Network PEI is reaching out to different communities across the Island to see what kinds of problems they face in finding child care.</p> <p>The group is conducting a survey, part of a three-year project focused on improving child-care access on the Island. It has already started some in-person consultations.</p> <p>Executive director Jillian Kilfoil said one thing they've heard from many people is that they rely heavily on family and friends for help.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Prince Edward Island accessibility child care data Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:02:45 +0000 10986 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 */ ?> Program aims to inspire greener habits at daycares http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/program-aims-inspire-greener-habits-daycares <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Participating daycares have collectively introduced 27 new environmental programs or changes, such as a composting program, more environmental and nature-oriented themes within the curriculum, and reducing or eliminating paper notices by switching to electronic methods of communication. </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>Three Off-Island childcare centres have signed on to a made-in-Montreal program that challenges daycare educators to systematically eliminate waste and implement environmentally-minded programs.</p> <p>The Centres de la petite enfance durable program, developed by the environmental youth advocacy organization ENvironment JEUnesse (ENJEU), provides a framework for childcare centres to follow to become more environmentally sustainable.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Quebec curricula and pedagogy physical environment pre-school child care non-profit outdoor Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:12:19 +0000 10985 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 */ ?> Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/intentional-teaching-makes-biggest-impact-early-childhood-outcomes <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 comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest impact on young children's academic and social skills. The review helps untangle a complicated knot of factors that affect young children.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States child development curricula and pedagogy quality early childhood education and care ratios Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:07:46 +0000 10983 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 */ ?> Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit to come into effect Dec. 3 http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/expanded-parental-leave-new-caregiver-benefit-come-effect-dec-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But the federal government isn’t expected to increase the actual value of employment insurance benefits for anyone who takes the extended parental leave. </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 parents planning to begin parental leave on or after Dec. 3 will be able to spread their federal benefits over more months, but many will have to wait on provinces and their employers before they can actually get the extra time off.</p> <p>When the federal government's long-promised changes to parental leave rules go into effect, eligible new parents will be able to spread 12 months of employment insurance benefits over 18 months after the birth of a child.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada demand federal programs maternity and parental leave birth rate child care cost family social policy Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:18:04 +0000 10979 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 */ ?> Ireland: More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/ireland-more-27000-fathers-have-taken-paternity-leave-so-far <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said. </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>OVER 27,000 FATHERS have taken paternity leave since the scheme was introduced in September 2016.</p> <p>The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work within six months of the birth of their child, receiving a payment of €235 per week.</p> <p>New figures released by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) show that 27,307 fathers have been awarded leave since the scheme began last year. In total, 2,461 self-employed men have been given leave since September 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe child development gender maternity and parental leave family mothers labour force participation paternity leave pay work/life balance Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:09:29 +0000 10978 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 */ ?> 'I told my boss I was pregnant, the next day he sacked me by voicemail' http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/i-told-my-boss-i-was-pregnant-next-day-he-sacked-me-voicemail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today is Equal Pay Day, where women (ironically) effectively stop earning relative to men. The number one cause of this gap ? Motherhood. </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>Today is Equal Pay Day: the symbolic fiscal cut-off point in 2017. Thanks to the UK's 19 per cent gender pay gap, women effectively stop earning relative to men. In other words: you might as well go home.</p> <p>That's right, your uterus is trying to attack your bank balance. And according to the Women and Equalities Select Committee, the number one cause of this gap is motherhood. But, before you drown yourself in your morning coffee, or scream something obscene at Bob from accounting, there is positive news.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe gender maternity and parental leave child care equity family income motherhood mothers labour force participation pay policy wages Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:59:27 +0000 10977 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 */ ?> Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/toronto-child-poverty-divided-along-racial-lines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Child poverty rate in Toronto is twice as high in racialized families according to a new study based on the 2016 census. </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 remains the child poverty capital of Canada with more than one in four kids living in low-income families, says a new report based on the 2016 census.</p> <p>But even more troubling is the racial divide among the region’s poor children, according to the report being released Wednesday by a coalition of social agencies serving vulnerable families.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario gender integration poverty child care disadvantaged children immigrant policy urban wages Women workforce Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:20:12 +0000 10976 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 would paternity leave mean for the Swiss? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/what-would-paternity-leave-mean-swiss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Labour law in Switzerland does not provide any paternity leave. Now Swiss voters must decide whether to introduce it. </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 practical terms, what would it mean if fathers had time off work to devote to their children?</p> <p>"It would be a first step which could change the whole social set-up,”&nbsp; says Davide Dosi of the popular initiative on paternity leave, soon up for a vote in Switzerland. He and his wife Arianna make their home in Chiasso, a Swiss community of 8,000 on the Italian border.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe economics gender maternity and parental leave child care government labour paternity leave social policy work/life balance Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:14:26 +0000 10975 at http://www.childcarecanada.org