ChildcareCanada.org - All online documents. http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents This is the main feed for childcarecanada.org. 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 */ ?> Canada cheating itself, its children http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/canada-cheating-itself-its-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>Investing in early childhood education prepares children for the future and strengthens the economy, says Craig Alexander, a chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada.</p> <p>"Canada is deeply under-investing in early childhood education," said Alexander while speaking at a luncheon in Kelowna on National Child Day.</p> <p>In Canada, 58 per cent of children between the ages of two and four have access to early childhood education, compared to an average of about 70 per cent among other advanced countries.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada accessibility affordability investment Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:25:46 +0000 10992 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 */ ?> Canada doesn’t invest enough in early childhood education, economist tells Kelowna audience http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/canada-doesn%E2%80%99t-invest-enough-early-childhood-education-economist-tel <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 new report reveals troubling findings when it comes to accessing early childhood education (ECE) in Canada,</p> <p>"Canada is deeply under investing in early childhood education when we look at enrollment relative to other advanced economies," Craig Alexander, the report's co-author and chief economist for the Conference Board of Canada, said in Kelowna on Friday.</p> <p>According to the report released just ahead of National Child Day on Nov. 20, Canada lags behind many other countries when it comes to access to ECE.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada accessibility affordability investment Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:07:36 +0000 10991 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 */ ?> BC NDP looks to federal government to help fund childcare plan http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/bc-ndp-looks-federal-government-help-fund-childcare-plan <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>B.C. Premier John Horgan says the NDP government's $10-a-day childcare plan, a central plank from the party's spring election campaign that could eventually cost as much as $1.5-billion a year, hinges on funding from the federal government.</p> <p>"If we're going to deliver on our commitments to childcare - affordable, accessible childcare - we're going to need a willing partner at the federal level, and we spent a good deal of our time talking about that," Mr. Horgan told reporters Thursday after a 30-minute meeting with Prime Minster Justin Trudeau.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news British Columbia affordability federalism child care Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:51:09 +0000 10990 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 */ ?> No protection: Why your job may be at risk under 18-month parental leave http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/no-protection-why-your-job-may-be-risk-under-18-month-parental-leave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unless province changes legislation, most jobs on P.E.I. will be protected for only 12 months </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>P.E.I.'s labour relations director has a warning for Island parents: While you'll soon be entitled to an 18-month parental leave, there's no guarantee your job will be there when you get back.</p> <p>The federal government is changing its parental leave rules, giving parents the option to stretch 12 months of parental leave pay out over 18 months. But only federally regulated companies actually follow the Canada Labour Code - most Island employers have to follow P.E.I.'s Employment Standards Act, which only protects workers for a year of parental leave.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Prince Edward Island federalism maternity and parental leave social policy Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:13:15 +0000 10989 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 */ ?> 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 */ ?> Changes to Maternity/Parental Leave Benefits http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/11/changes-maternityparental-leave-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>Overview</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Canada budget economics maternity and parental leave benefit birth rate child care entitlement family gender wage gap government investment mothers labour force participation social policies and programs social policy Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:51:13 +0000 10984 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