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 */ ?> Province’s child care affordability study to be led by U of T prof http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/province%E2%80%99s-child-care-affordability-study-be-led-u-t-prof <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>Queen's Park has tapped University of Toronto economics professor Gordon Cleveland to lead a review of child care affordability in Ontario and suggest ways to make the service less costly for families.</p> <p>And Toronto mother of two Shiralee Hudson Hill says Cleveland's recommendations "can't come fast enough."</p> <p>"We keep hearing about data collection and reports and the findings just confirm what we already know: child care is unaffordable," said Hill, who pays more than $32,000 in child care fees for her two daughters aged 1 and 4.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario affordability child care fees Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:00:23 +0000 10707 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 */ ?> Paid family leave is a work incentive http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/paid-family-leave-work-incentive <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>President Trump delivered his proposed 2018 budget to Congress recently, while other policies have received more attention, the blueprint includes an ambitious proposal for paid family leave.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States economics parental leave social policy Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:48:37 +0000 10702 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 truth about how much childcare costs differ around the world http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/truth-about-how-much-childcare-costs-differ-around-world <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 won't come as a surprise to working mums that British childcare is amongst the most expensive in the world. A 2016 study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that couples living in the UK spend, on average, a mind-blowing third of their income on childcare costs.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news International child care cost parental leave Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:32:29 +0000 10701 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 */ ?> Nova Scotia pre-primary program may further disadvantage students with autism: advocates http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/nova-scotia-pre-primary-program-may-further-disadvantage-students-au <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>Pouring more cash into mainstream school programs while issues with inclusion are outstanding is leaving a sour taste with some Nova Scotians.</p> <p>During the May election, the Liberals promised to introduce a new pre-primary school year across the province. Stephen McNeil said it would take four years to roll out but the province will go from eight to 30 schools starting in September. Once fully in place, the Liberals say it will cost $49.4 million annually.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Nova Scotia funding disability early childhood education and care inclusion Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:49:37 +0000 10700 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 */ ?> Nova Scotia to offer free pre-primary care at 43 locations http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/nova-scotia-offer-free-pre-primary-care-43-locations <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 Nova Scotia government unveiled the locations for its expanded pre-primary program - bringing the total number of schools offering the program to 43.</p> <p>Education Minister Zach Churchill told reporters Tuesday that 50 pre-primary classes will open in the last week of September, contingent on hiring.</p> <p>"This is a first for us, and we know based on evidence how important pre-primary programming is," Churchill said. "We know it will have outcomes that will impact their lives."</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Nova Scotia early childhood education and care education system ratios Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:29:22 +0000 10699 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 */ ?> Challenging the wage gap: how access to childcare is related to the gender wage gap http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/challenging-wage-gap-how-access-childcare-related-gender-wage-gap <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>Nobody said parenting would be easy, but for mother-of-three Reya Carscallen, the parenting struggles went beyond the home.</p> <p>She was forced to make a tough decision after her maternity leave.</p> <p>"At the time, Calgary was booming. Childcare was extremely expensive and very hard to find."</p> <p>Carscallen decided to leave her job at an energy company in Calgary to take care of her kids. After a few years off, she wanted to get back into the workforce.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada gender mother's labour force participation child care wages Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:25:05 +0000 10698 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 */ ?> Liberty Village facing 'extreme child care crisis' http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/liberty-village-facing-extreme-child-care-crisis <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>Young families in Liberty Village are in the midst of an extreme child care crisis.</p> <p>"There's no infant care, there's no toddler care, there's no preschool and it's extreme that these families are going through this," said Thea Cappellacci, the director of Garrison Creek Community Day Care, a non-profit, licensed child care located in Niagara Street Public School. "Liberty Village has become stroller city."</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario accessibility affordability child care home child care Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:06:57 +0000 10697 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 */ ?> Panel: early childhood education boosts kids' health http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/panel-early-childhood-education-boosts-kids-health <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>WASHINGTON -- Early childhood education programs were linked with both short-term and long-term improvements in health, said a panel of early childhood education, advocacy and community experts in a seminar presented here.</p> <p>These programs result in improved detection and diagnoses of common childhood ailments, such as vision problems and hearing loss. A cost benefit analyses found high quality education programs had a notable effect on children's health when following those children into adulthood.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States quality benefit health and safety investment Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:13:34 +0000 10696 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 */ ?> Minimum wage hike could spell spike in child care fees, daycare operator warns http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/minimum-wage-hike-could-spell-spike-child-care-fees-daycare-operator <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>Mississauga child care operator Todd Taus says he would love to give his staff a well-deserved pay raise when Ontario's minimum wage jumps to $14 in January and then to $15 a year later.</p> <p>But the owner of Kids Zone Childcare Centre says the only way he can afford to do that is by hiking parent fees by about 19 per cent.</p> <p>And that seems to fly in the face of the province's pledge last month to make child care more affordable for families.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario child care fees wages Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:44:54 +0000 10695 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 */ ?> A $15 minimum wage is a feminist issue http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/07/15-minimum-wage-feminist-issue <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>Chances are you know someone working part-time, from contract to contract, or in a low-wage job -- and research shows that person is most likely a woman. Across Canada, women account for 70 per cent of part-time employees and 60 per cent of minimum-wage earners. There is a lot at stake for women -- and gender equity -- in the movement to end precarious employment.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario gender economy equity wage Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:26:31 +0000 10694 at http://www.childcarecanada.org