Daycare demand soaring in Toronto region as YMCA adds more spaces
The Globe and Mail
The YMCA is adding nearly 2,000 daycare spaces across the Greater Toronto Area in response to feverish demand from parents who are desperate for affordable, quality child care.
After years of decline, the number of Canadian children under the age of five and the proportion of two-income families is growing, especially in urban areas such as Toronto, where the cost of living is relatively high.
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Ottawa won't appeal landmark child-care ruling
Ottawa is ending its fight to overturn a groundbreaking human rights ruling that says Canadian employers must try to accommodate parents struggling to meet child-care needs.
Canada Border Services Agency notified former Toronto airport customs officer Fiona Johnstone that it is not seeking leave to appeal her case to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Montreal daycare struggles with landlord over renovations
Parents and educators at CPE Lafontaine have serious safety concerns for close to 100 children who attend the subsidized daycare.
The CPE on the Plateau has been waiting close to a decade for serious renovations to windows and the playground, ever since major structural work left the playground unfinished.
Agency connects parents with child care providers
St. Albert Gazette
Parents searching for a babysitter or day home have a new place to look.
The St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre launched a new Facebook page on June 12 called Child Care Connect.
Huron County encouraging healthy habits for preschoolers
The Huron County Health Unit is working on a strategy to encourage healthy eating and more physical activity in daycare centres throughout the county.
With recent studies indicating 37 per cent of Huron County residents are obese, lifestyles are clearly an issue.
With child care in schools, all's well that ends well
Sometimes, a wrenching thunderstorm gives you beautiful flowers afterwards.
That's what happened with child care that's offered in public schools. Two years ago, some parents were screaming mad at school board officials who were planning for the board to take over before- and after-school care at local elementary schools. That was part of the big transition to full-day kindergarten.
Help kids discover the joys of summer reading
Special to the Star
School's out for the summer and kids everywhere and shelving their textbooks. It's the season for some fun reading instead — the kind that doesn’t end with a book report.
Kids don't care that reading for pleasure helps strengthen all aspects of reading proficiency, boosts test scores and even progress in math, science, and social and civic engagement.
Daycare may aid democracy
Nanaimo Daily News
Elected officials are getting ready to consider whether their child care expenses should be covered while attending Regional District of Nanaimo board meetings.
The idea was originally brought up by director Bill Veenhoff, director for Deep Bay, Bowser and Shaw Hill (Electoral Area H).
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