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 */ ?> Advice for employers on helping working mothers who 'suffer a 3 per cent pay penalty' http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/advice-employers-helping-working-mothers-who-suffer-3-cent-pay-penal <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>Employers have experienced targeted focus being placed on gender equality, however, other factors can be side-lined or not recognised which also affect equal pay. According to a survey conducted by the Unviversite Paris-Saclay, comparing the earnings of a female employee who has children and one who does not can also alter the pay scale of employees.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe pay equity child care domestic work female participation in the labour force gender wage gap motherhood penalty Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:43:42 +0000 10442 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 */ ?> Theresa May announces general election for 8 June http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/theresa-may-announces-general-election-8-june <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 snap election was announced by the Prime Minister outside Downing Street shortly after 11am.</p> <p>Purnima Tanuku, chief executive of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), said, ‘This is the perfect opportunity for the new Government to take stock of the Conservative pledge to offer 30 hours free childcare to three- and four-year-olds which in its current state is undeliverable.</p> <p>‘This policy needs to be scrutinised and enough money invested to make it deliverable for nurseries and parents.’</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe 30 hour entitlement child care funding child care policy public policy Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:34:01 +0000 10441 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 */ ?> Commentary: Child care isn’t just a parental issue. It’s a concern for employers, too http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/commentary-child-care-isn%E2%80%99t-just-parental-issue-it%E2%80%99s-concern-employe <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>Finding affordable, quality child care – especially infant and toddler care – is nearly impossible for many families. This matter deeply affects children, parents and employers.</p> <p>We write as members of the Children’s Leadership Council of Michigan (CLCM), business leaders committed to wise investment in early childhood initiatives that make a difference in the lives of children and foster the talent that Michigan’s economy needs to thrive now and in the decades ahead.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States child care affordability government funding parental access to the workforce subsidies workforce sustainability Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:18:18 +0000 10439 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 */ ?> Report calls for 30,000 new child-care spaces in Toronto by 2026 http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/report-calls-30000-new-child-care-spaces-toronto-2026 <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’s Community Development and Recreation Committee will debate a report on Thursday that calls for the creation of 30,000 new child-care spaces in the city by 2026.</p> <p>Earlier this year, Mayor John Tory said the city is facing a “child-care affordability crisis” and urged the Ontario government to provide additional support for families in need.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario affordability crisis child care growth strategy child care spaces parent fees space shortages wait list Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:58:03 +0000 10438 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 should American child care look like? Some say: A public good http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/what-should-american-child-care-look-some-say-public-good <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>When most people talk child care in the United States, they talk affordability. Programs are often expensive, even for those who qualify for government subsidies.</p> <p>Marcy Whitebook said Americans need to change the way they think about child care. She’s the director of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California at Berkeley, and a coauthor of a new report, "What does good child care reform look like?"</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news United States child care child care market decent wages parent fees public good public service workforce Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:46:56 +0000 10436 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 */ ?> Longer maternity leave? Thanks, but no thanks http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/longer-maternity-leave-thanks-no-thanks <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>Ivona Hideg is assistant professor of Organization Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.</p> <p>As a professional career woman with a passion for gender equity − as well as a mother of a two-year-old with another on the way – I’m probably the ideal target audience for the federal government’s recent decision to lengthen parental leave.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada federal budget 2017 gender equity gender wage gap longer maternity leave maternity leave parental leave Quebec parental insurance program Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:22:32 +0000 10432 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 */ ?> Exclusive: NDNA urges 30 hours rethink in wake of survey http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/exclusive-ndna-urges-30-hours-rethink-wake-survey <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 National Day Nurseries Association is calling on the Government to rethink its flagship 30-hours policy after a fifth of respondents to its annual survey said there is little or no chance they will be offering the extra free entitlement come September.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe funding 30 hour entitlement provider costs provider financial viability under-funding user fees workforce retention Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:56:12 +0000 10431 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 Current: Affordable Daycare in Canada http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/current-affordable-daycare-canada <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>Overview</p> <p>From concerned citizens after the 'yes' side win in Turkey's referendum, to the search for safe and affordable daycare in Canada, to the case of disappearing emails and calls for more transparency in government ... This is The Current.</p> <p>*Note: The segment on child care can be heard at the 21:30 minute mark.&nbsp;</p> <p>-reprinted from CBC Radio One, The Current</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada child care policy child care system child death early childhood education and care parent testimony unlicensed child care Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:22:51 +0000 10430 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 */ ?> Fact Check: Can the NDP deliver on $10-a-day child care? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/fact-check-can-ndp-deliver-10-day-child-care <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>John Horgan’s New Democrats promise to spend up to $1.5 billion a year on child care over next decade.</p> <p>Child care — it's a crushing concern for many young B.C. families.</p> <p>Right now, it costs an average of $1,300 per month for every pre-schooler in child care. For many families with two or more children, that's the equivalent of another mortgage — if they can even find spaces.</p> <p>There are huge shortages and long waiting lists.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news British Columbia economics funding $10-a-day child care access child care spaces early childhood education and care taxes Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:13:38 +0000 10429 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 is child care so expensive in Ontario? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/04/why-child-care-so-expensive-ontario <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blog </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 Canada, the overall cost of living, increased 12 percent between 2009 and 2016, while the cost of child care services alone increased two times that amount - by 24 percent.[1] This sparked the interest of the Institute and our readers – why exactly are the costs so high? Inspired by a recent Bloomberg article that explores some of the reasons for the rising cost of child care in the United States, the Institute examines 5 reasons why Ontario has one of the highest child care costs compared to its peers.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario access cost fees Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:45:03 +0000 10427 at http://www.childcarecanada.org