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It contains all online documents and childcare in the news items. en /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Childcare: What's at stake in Ontario http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/childcare-whats-stake-ontario <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 id="yui_3_17_2_1_1526672564836_181">Ontario has the highest child care fees in Canada and long waiting lists for affordable child care; only about 3 in 10 children ages 0 to 4 years have access to a licensed child care space.</p> <p>Early childhood educators and child care staff – the core of high quality child care services –&nbsp;are significantly underpaid. As of 2017, 16% of registered early childhood educators (RECEs) working in child care earned less than $15 per hour. About 45% of RECEs earned $15 – $20 per hour. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario Fri, 18 May 2018 19:46:00 +0000 11483 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 */ ?> Show up for social justice: Vote this election http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/show-social-justice-vote-election <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>Switching to current affairs, there are two elections coming up this year, one is the provincial election in June and the other is the municipal election in November. What issues do you think will be important and why?</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario Fri, 18 May 2018 19:37:11 +0000 11482 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 */ ?> Closing gender gap could bring $40 billion to Philippine economy http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/closing-gender-gap-could-bring-40-billion-philippine-economy <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 Philippines can expand its economy by as much as $40 billion by 2025 if it can bring more poor, less-educated women into the workforce, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.</p> <p>The South East Asian country has the most gender-equal workplace in Asia, leading the region with the number of women in leadership positions and technical and professional roles. However, it’s the wealthier women who enjoy more opportunities to study, work and get ahead in their careers, McKinsey said.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Asia Fri, 18 May 2018 18:06:10 +0000 11480 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 */ ?> Four reforms that shared parental leave needs http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/four-reforms-shared-parental-leave-needs <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>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Shared Parental Leave (SPL) was introduced to give parents more choice and fathers a more realistic opportunity to take a longer period of paid time off with their new child.</p> <p>But, as there often is with any new policy – particularly policies that engender culture change - there have been teething problems. One has been awareness. When we surveyed fathers about SPL last year, a quarter didn’t know about it. So, we welcomed the government’s recent campaign to promote the scheme to parents.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Fri, 18 May 2018 18:47:10 +0000 11481 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 */ ?> OECD urges adoption of Nordic-style family policies http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/oecd-urges-adoption-nordic-style-family-policies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Introducing Nordic-style ‘family-friendly’ policies can help countries to boost economic growth, according to the OECD. </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>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Policies such as subsidised childcare, care for the elderly and paid parental leave have been associated with the increases in female employment, which has boosted growth by 10-20% over the past 50 years in Nordic countries.</p> <p>Ángel Gurría, OECD secretary-general said that gender equality was both a fundamental human right and a key driver of inclusive growth.</p> <p>He said: “Nordic countries have moved further along the path to gender equality than most other OECD countries.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Wed, 16 May 2018 19:05:49 +0000 11479 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 */ ?> Is the last mile the longest? Economic gains from gender equality in Nordic countries http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/05/last-mile-longest-economic-gains-gender-equality-nordic-cou <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>The OECD has authored a new report on family and gender-equality policies in the Nordic countries. With the highest rates of gender parity in employment compared to other OECD nations, social and economic advantages are attributed to the adoption of social policies geared to promote dual-earner/dual-carer family models. These include generously compensated parental leave and entitlement to publicly subsidized ECEC services. To conclude, authors make recommendations to close the persistent gender wage gap.</p> <p><strong>Description</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Europe economics maternity and parental leave public management entitlement social policy universal Wed, 16 May 2018 18:39:10 +0000 11478 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 */ ?> Funding for child care pledge ‘insufficient’, poll finds http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/funding-child-care-pledge-%E2%80%98insufficient%E2%80%99-poll-finds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Early years providers in England are struggling to provide the promised 30 hours of free child care because of “insufficient” funding, a survey has found. </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>EXCERPTS</p> <p>The research, carried out by the National Association of Head Teachers, revealed that only one fifth (19%) of the 425 providers surveyed thought the funding they received was sufficient to cover their costs.</p> <p>Seventy per cent said they were cross-subsidising from another part of the school to enable them to offer additional hours.</p> <p>Paul Whiteman, general secretary of NAHT, said cross-subsidies were “unsustainable”.</p> <p>He added: “The government’s 30 hours free child care promise should be a boost to parents. But it is not truly free.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Wed, 16 May 2018 18:06:27 +0000 11477 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 */ ?> Early childhood funding boost doesn't go far enough, government told http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/early-childhood-funding-boost-doesnt-go-far-enough-government-told <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The government&#039;s been told that preschoolers can&#039;t wait four years for funding that is urgently needed now. </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>The $21 million funding boost over four years is aimed at pre-schoolers with learning and behaviour problems who are missing out on extra support.</p> <p>It is expected to halve the current waiting list for services and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that nearly 8000 more children would benefit.</p> <p>Teachers, parents and early childhood centres have applauded the move but said it did not go far enough.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand Wed, 16 May 2018 16:17:21 +0000 11476 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 */ ?> Employees ‘lack a sound understanding’ of shared parental leave, research suggests http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/employees-%E2%80%98lack-sound-understanding%E2%80%99-shared-parental-leave-research- <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>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Parents are still in the dark about their eligibility for shared parental leave (SPL), more than three years after the landmark scheme’s introduction, new government research has found.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Wed, 16 May 2018 16:05:43 +0000 11475 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 */ ?> Allison Hanes: We must take care of those who care for our children http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/05/allison-hanes-we-must-take-care-those-who-care-our-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The people to whom we entrust our children&#039;s safety often get paid the least and treated the worst. </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>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Every morning, thousands of Quebec parents leave their little ones at their local Centre de la petite enfance until they come to get them again at the end of the work day.</p> <p>We entrust our children’s social, emotional and intellectual development, as well as their nutrition and physical fitness, to the educators, cooks and support workers at these subsidized childcare centres.</p> <p>But do we ever wonder about how much they earn, their benefits or the conditions they work under?</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Quebec Wed, 16 May 2018 15:47:22 +0000 11474 at http://www.childcarecanada.org