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On the teeter-totter: The challenges and opportunities for licensed child care in rural, northern, and remote Ontario

Ontario Municipal Social Services Association
Publication Date: 
1 May 2011
Entered Date: 
1 Jun 2011

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Child Care Coalition of Manitoba
The Child Care Coalition of Manitoba is a public education and advocacy organization made up of over 55 group memberships. Their goal is a fully accessible, publicly-funded, non-profit system of comprehensive and high quality childcare, with worthy wages and good working conditions for childcare staff.

News articles

Rural daycares could have trouble meeting numbers
CBC News, 1 Jun 10

Child care impacts region's growth
by Lorne Stelmach
Source: Morden Times, 17 Oct 08


Bringing the outdoors into early childhood education

...familiarising children with plants and animals, landscapes, seasons and objective is to develop children's love of nature, an understanding of the interplay of nature and between [hu]man and nature....Nature accommodates a multitude of experiences and activities in all seasons and all weathers.
-OECD Norway country note, 1999

Rural child care in Canada


Canadian families in rural communities face many challenges in
finding quality early childhood education and care opportunities for
their children. Like families throughout the country, rural families
appreciate the positive social and educational experiences that their
children can encounter in quality early childhood education settings.
This, combined with the need for flexible child care due to atypical and
seasonal working hours and the necessity for child care to address the
safety issues of children on farms, makes the lack of rural spaces a

Purchase of six additional childcare centres advances Edleun's growth strategy

Canadian News Wire
Publication Date: 
21 Jul 2010
Entered Date: 
21 Jul 2010

Rural daycares could have trouble meeting numbers

CBC News
Publication Date: 
1 Jun 2010
Entered Date: 
2 Jun 2010

Needers to leaders: CARS for women and children in rural, remote, northern and Aboriginal communities

Communities Achieving Responsive Services (CARS), Canadian Women’s Health Network
Publication Date: 
1 Jan 2009
Entered Date: 
14 Oct 2009
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