ChildcareCanada.org - Childcare in the News only. https://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 */ ?> Here's what women politicians are doing to help families struggling with child care https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/heres-what-women-politicians-are-doing-help-families-struggling-chil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The goal is to make it more affordable in America- and to improve quality, too. </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>Kristel England-Keefe has helped literally hundreds of families find child care over the last three years in her role as a referral specialist with a nonprofit organization that serves Sonoma County, California. But when she and her husband have tried to find care for their own two boys, they’ve struggled. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Flexible jobs can make work-life balance worse, a German study finds https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/flexible-jobs-can-make-work-life-balance-worse-german-study-finds <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>It seems like a no-brainer. Flexible working should improve your work-life balance, right? A study from Germany suggests the reverse might be true.</p> <p>That flexible working should turn out to be a cause of overwork may come as no surprise to those familiar with the law of unintended consequences.</p> <p>A study of German workers has found that men, in particular, work longer hours when working flexibly. Working from home, it turns out, is characterized by early starts and late finishes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Report found 35 percent of licensed childcare centres not inspected within a year https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/report-found-35-percent-licensed-childcare-centres-not-inspected-wit <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>CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — P.E.I.’s auditor general has found that monitoring and inspection of the province’s licensed child care centres has been inadequate.</p> <p>In her 2019 report to the legislative assembly, auditor general Jane MacAdam found that over 35 percent of licensed childcare centres tested had not been inspected within a year. The report noted the standard of annual inspections is considered good practice in other provinces and by the province’s early learning and child care board.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> How universal childcare would help narrow the gap between women and men | Opinion https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/how-universal-childcare-would-help-narrow-gap-between-women-and-men- <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 class="speakable-p-1 p-text">EXCERPTS</p> <p class="speakable-p-1 p-text">When we talk about the concept of women’s liberation, the conversation often centers around burning bras, shattering glass ceilings, providing the full range of reproductive freedoms, and women no longer allowing men to dictate the conditions of their existence.</p> <p class="speakable-p-2 p-text">But there are other ideas that are even more revolutionary than these, and they aren’t what you might think.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Economist's latest glass ceiling index released https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/economists-latest-glass-ceiling-index-released <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 Economist's latest glass ceiling index has ranked Australia 17th on a list of the best and worst OECD countries in which to be a working woman (just ahead of the OECD average)</p> <p><strong>Key takeouts</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> The GOP's deeply flawed paid family leave plan, explained https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/gops-deeply-flawed-paid-family-leave-plan-explained <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It loans Social Security money to working parents. </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 id="SdWfWB">Republicans in Congress are trying to revive a flawed plan to give working parents paid maternity and paternity leave.</p> <p id="da4zGf">Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) announced details of their proposal Tuesday, called the Cradle Act, which they describe as the best option for paid leave because it doesn’t create “a massive mandated government program.”</p> <p id="w1atAl">But the truth is, it’s not paid leave at all. It’s another version of unpaid leave that working parents in the United States would have to fund themselves.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Why American moms are the most stressed out moms in the Western world https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/why-american-moms-are-most-stressed-out-moms-western-world <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>Motherhood is so much at once. It's loving looking into your child's wondering eyes, but sometimes also wishing that they could just shut them for a couple of hours. It's creating a safe, supportive home for your children while also trying to stretch a dollar that used to finance one or two lives to support three or four. It's passing out juice boxes with one hand while taking a work call with the other.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> P.E.I.'s early childhood educators getting a raise https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/peis-early-childhood-educators-getting-raise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1st step in long-term commitment, says minister </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 P.E.I. government announced pay increases Monday morning for workers in the province's child care centres.</p> <p>The increases varied according to the category of the worker.</p> <ul> <li>$1 per hour increase for uncertified early childhood program staff.</li> <li>$2 per hour increase for level 1 and 2 early childhood educators (ECEs).</li> <li>$3 per hour increase for level 3 early childhood educators and centre directors.</li> </ul> <p>The new pay is effective April 1, and will be fully funded by the provincial government.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> New five week, use-it-or-lose-it paternity leave benefit kicks in https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/new-five-week-use-it-or-lose-it-paternity-leave-benefit-kicks <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>OTTAWA—The federal government says more families than expected are taking advantage of the new ability to extend a year’s worth of parental leave benefits over 18 months.</p> <p>Since the extension was made available in December 2017, more than 32,000 parents have availed themselves of the option — well above the anticipated 20,000 claims federal officials expected to get each year.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Canadian dads can take 5 weeks of shared parental leave. Here's why they should https://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/19/03/canadian-dads-can-take-5-weeks-shared-parental-leave-heres-why-they- <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>They're colloquially referred to as "daddy days."</p> <p>The option of five to eight weeks of additional parental leave for the "other parent" becomes a reality March 17 as the new parental sharing benefit rolls out. The measure, which was announced in the 2018 federal budget, is for two-parent families (including adoptive and same-sex parents) who agree to share parental benefits.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>