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 */ ?> Ontario opens door to more public funds for ‘big box’ child care http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/ontario-opens-door-more-public-funds-%E2%80%98big-box%E2%80%99-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>EXCERPTS</p> <p>The Ontario government has changed the rules to give profit-making, “big box” daycare operators more access to public funds, raising concerns among advocates that quality will suffer.</p> <p>NDP child care critic Doly Begum raised the issue in the legislature on Wednesday, saying studies show non-profit daycare “offers higher standards of care and better wages for workers. This is why child-care advocates have urged the province to expand not-for-profit, child-care spaces.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:14:42 +0000 11797 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 */ ?> More child-care spaces opening on P.E.I. http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/more-child-care-spaces-opening-pei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 358 expected to be opened by October, with money from federal government </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>Fifty new child-care spaces opened in Bloomfield, P.E.I., in September, bringing the number of new child-care spaces to 171 across the Island since April, the province says.</p> <p>Another 187 spaces are expected to open by October in the east, west and central parts of the province, according to the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture. Another call for applications to open new centres will go out this fall.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Prince Edward Island Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:52:46 +0000 11796 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 */ ?> State is ignoring early childcare at its peril http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/state-ignoring-early-childcare-its-peril <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We must allocate a greater part of GDP to create affordable, high-quality childcare </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 last few days have been crucial for thousands of parents, and for many of them stressful,&nbsp;as they entrust their children to a creche or pre-school for the first time. They want to know that their&nbsp;children are being looked after by trained professionals, and that they can afford to pay the fees.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:04:16 +0000 11795 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 */ ?> In focus: A golden opportunity? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/focus-golden-opportunity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The reform of early childhood education and care in England, Scotland and Sweden is a story of missed opportunities and incremental change, argues Peter Moss </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>Between 1996 and 1998, England, Scotland and Sweden undertook a similar major reform of early childhood education and care (ECEC): they moved responsibility for all ECEC into education.</p> <p>An Anglo-Scottish team (myself, Bronwen Cohen, Pat Petrie and Jennifer Wallace) has been studying the consequences of this reform, comparing what happened next in the three countries. The results raise serious and worrying questions about policy and provision in England and Scotland.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:28:08 +0000 11793 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 */ ?> Nursery closures rise 66 per cent since 30 hours began http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/nursery-closures-rise-66-cent-30-hours-began <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nursery closures have increased by two-thirds since the 30 hours funded childcare was introduced a year ago, reveals new research. </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> <ul> <li>NDNA survey shows 121 nurseries have closed since introduction of entitlement</li> <li>Five thousand children affected by the closures</li> <li>Closures linked to funding</li> </ul> <p>Analysis by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) shows that 121 nurseries closed between September 2017 and the end of August 2018, compared with 73 closures in the previous 12 months. This represents a 66 per cent increase in the number of nurseries shutting their doors.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:37:38 +0000 11792 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 */ ?> New Inuit-specific child care initiative will 'right a wrong,' says Inuit leader http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/new-inuit-specific-child-care-initiative-will-right-wrong-says-inuit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inuit families can now apply for specific support or funding under the Child First Initiative </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 federal government will create a new, Inuit-specific service to ensure Indigenous children have full access to health and social services.</p> <p>Indigenous Services Canada announced the creation of the new framework on Monday. At the same time, they announced Inuit children would immediately be eligible under the existing federal Child First Initiative.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:25:37 +0000 11787 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 */ ?> New Inuit-specific child care initiative will 'right a wrong,' says Inuit leader http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/new-inuit-specific-child-care-initiative-will-right-wrong-says-inu-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inuit families can now apply for specific support or funding under the Child First Initiative </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 federal government will create a new, Inuit-specific service to ensure Indigenous children have full access to health and social services.</p> <p>Indigenous Services Canada announced the creation of the new framework on Monday. At the same time, they announced Inuit children would immediately be eligible under the existing federal Child First Initiative.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Canada Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:25:38 +0000 11788 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 early years provision so different in Sweden and the UK? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/why-early-years-provision-so-different-sweden-and-uk <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>Between 1996 and 1998, England, Scotland and Sweden moved responsibility for all early childhood education and care and school-age childcare services from welfare into education. This change aimed to improve access to services as well as improving the quality of those services, by making it an objective of early and school age childcare not only to look after children, but to contribute to their development.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news International Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:40:03 +0000 11786 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 */ ?> Good news and bad news for the women of Australia http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/good-news-and-bad-news-women-australia <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>First the good news: we’ve come a long way in reducing gender inequality in the workplace.</p> <p>Back in the 1950s, only a third of women aged 25 to 60 had paid work – and many women were not allowed to work after marriage. Now, more than 60 per cent of women work – the highest share Australia has ever achieved.</p> <p>This advance did not happen by accident. Many policy changes have helped.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:28:36 +0000 11784 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 */ ?> Good news and bad news for the women of Australia http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/09/good-news-and-bad-news-women-australia-0 <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>First the good news: we’ve come a long way in reducing gender inequality in the workplace.</p> <p>Back in the 1950s, only a third of women aged 25 to 60 had paid work – and many women were not allowed to work after marriage. Now, more than 60 per cent of women work – the highest share Australia has ever achieved.</p> <p>This advance did not happen by accident. Many policy changes have helped.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Australia and New Zealand Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:28:37 +0000 11785 at http://www.childcarecanada.org