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Interaction: The political and professional child care landscape in Canada

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Publication Date: 
1 May 2014

Volume 28, Number 1, Spring 2014 

Focus Articles:

From tragedy to trajectory - Ontario's changing landscape in child care regulations
Marni Flaherty

"Did you know, for example, that there are more regulations in running a restaurant, bass fishing in our lakes or operating a dog kennel, than there are for in-home child care?"

The $10/Day Child Care Plan for British Columbia: a plan that belongs to the community
Emily Mlieczko

"It is fair to say that no one could have imagined the momentum that the $10/Day Child Care in B.C. has gained since its conception, and indeed has amazed and humbled us."

Moving forward on early learning and child care in Manitoba 
Pat Wege

"I remember the days when the workforce thought that the training requirements would bring fair wages, and respect for child care as a profession. Thirty one years later, although there have been many steps forward...operating grants still fall short of that required by most child care centres to pay what we know to be fair wages."

Early childhood educators in Prince Edward Island finally being at home 
Sonya Hooper 

"Being nestled within Education and Early Childhood Development has been described by some as 'finally beingat home' , where everyone speaks the same language."