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 */ ?> Canada ranks No. 34 in survey of 37 countries for parenting — here’s how to do better http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/canada-ranks-no-34-survey-37-countries-parenting-%E2%80%94-here%E2%80%99s-how-do-bet <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>While Canada is better off than many when it comes to parents’ work-life balance, a new ranking shows there’s still room for improvement.</p> <p>The small list by U.K.-based business solutions site, Expert Market, looked at 37 countries and ranked Canada as the fourth-worst place to have kids. Canada was followed by Costa Rica and Mexico, and the United States was ranked the worst overall.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news International maternity and parental leave mother's labour force participation family social policies and programs work/life balance Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:19:22 +0000 10848 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 */ ?> Alberta's first licensed on-reserve daycare opens at Kapawe’no First Nation http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/albertas-first-licensed-reserve-daycare-opens-kapawe%E2%80%99no-first-nation <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>Last July, Kapawe’no First Nation contacted the province with a unique proposal.</p> <p>The northern Alberta community of Grouard had a daycare since 2014, but Chief Frank Halcrow wanted it to become provincially licensed.</p> <p>Within a week, the government was working with the First Nation to make that happen.</p> <p>Licensing a daycare is a lengthy process — specific conditions need to be met, paperwork must be completed and often improvements are required.</p> <p>It took about one year, but Kapawe’no finally secured its ticket this summer.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Alberta legislation and regulation indigenous licensed subsidies sustainability of workforce Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:39:48 +0000 10847 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 challenge for shift workers http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/childcare-challenge-shift-workers-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>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Low-paid young parents, especially those working shifts and zero-hours contracts, struggle to manage childcare, according to research by the TUC.</p> <p>A survey by the Trades Union Congress of more than 1,000 parents aged between 20 and 35 and with a household income of less than £28,000 a year was carried out as part of the umbrella group's campaign for better jobs for mums and dads.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news International economics mother's labour force participation child care non-standard hours policy workforce Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:32:35 +0000 10846 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 */ ?> Australian women spend twice as much time on childcare and chores than men http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/australian-women-spend-twice-much-time-childcare-and-chores-men <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>Australia Bureau of Statistics says women spend average of two hours and 52 minutes a day on domestic work and 59 minutes on childcare.</p> <p>Women continue to bear the mental load in Australian households, spending almost twice as much time as men on daily domestic activities and childcare.</p> <p>According to the latest report on gender indicators, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this week, women spend, on average, two hours and 52 minutes of their day on domestic work and 59 minutes on childcare.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand gender child care data equity family work/life balance workforce Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:19:41 +0000 10845 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 */ ?> 'All talk no action': NDP casts doubt on Trudeau's feminist credentials http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/all-talk-no-action-ndp-casts-doubt-trudeaus-feminist-credentials <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 is casting doubt on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s feminist credentials and demanding he move quicker on pay equity legislation and national childcare.</p> <p>The party’s women’s critic Sheila Malcolmson released a report Tuesday, with the NDP’s suggestions for how to improve the economic security of women in Canada, which a house committee has been studying for months.</p> <p>Malcolmson had planned to release her report when the committee resumed meeting this week, but that meeting was cancelled.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada accessibility affordability economics child care female labour force participation feminism policy universal workforce Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:27:32 +0000 10843 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 */ ?> Census shows Nova Scotia has highest number of low-income children http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/census-shows-nova-scotia-has-highest-number-low-income-children <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 quarter of children under age six in Nova Scotia live in low-income households — a number that has not improved in the last 10 years.</p> <p>New census data released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday shows Nova Scotia has the highest rate of children living in low-income families, as well as the second lowest median household income in Canada.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Nova Scotia accessibility affordability availability poverty statistics child care disadvantaged children equality female labour force participation Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:44:57 +0000 10838 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 */ ?> 2 Million parents forced to make career sacrifices due to problems with child care http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/2-million-parents-forced-make-career-sacrifices-due-problems-child-c <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> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States accessibility affordability mother's labour force participation statistics child care parents Women workforce Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:32:08 +0000 10837 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 */ ?> Daycares in Labrador's northern Inuit region find operators, hope to open soon http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/daycares-labradors-northern-inuit-region-find-operators-hope-open-so <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>Two of Nunatsiavut's five communities have been granted daycare licences while the remaining three are working towards meeting regulations and getting that accreditation.</p> <p>Rigolet's daycare is in operation and Makkovik now has the go ahead to open.&nbsp;</p> <p>​Registration is being held Wednesday evening and Makkovik's centre, with 13 spaces, could offer care as early as Friday.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Newfoundland availability legislation and regulation child care licensing qualifications unlicensed workforce Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:20:21 +0000 10836 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 being held back in their careers by lack of childcare http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/parents-being-held-back-their-careers-lack-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>Nine out of ten parents in Scotland who want to change their working situation say a lack of appropriate childcare is the main barrier.</p> <p>A new report published today (19 September) by the Fair Funding for our Kids (FFFOK) campaign group, based on a survey of 440 parents of two-, three- and four-year-olds in Scotland, shows parents are being held back in their careers by a lack of available and flexible childcare. The survey was carried out during the summer.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe accessibility mother's labour force participation child care fees non-standard hours parents policy study workforce Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:01:04 +0000 10835 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 child-care study redundant and too late, say critics http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/new-child-care-study-redundant-and-too-late-say-critics <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 group that represents private child-care operators in Nova Scotia is skeptical the McNeil government really wants to hear from its members and is ready to truly collaborate with the province's daycare sector.</p> <p>"The trust is a little low," said Pam Streeter, co-chair of the Private Licensed Administrators' Association of Nova Scotia.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Nova Scotia pre-school child care community consultation policy study Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:29:43 +0000 10834 at http://www.childcarecanada.org