Interaction Weekly
Sep. 16, 2015

Optimizing a high-risk child's potential: Researchers and parents working together
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Join Bloomberg Nursing for a discussion on the impact prematurity can have on child development, the resources parents can employ to monitor their child's progress and whether improved outcomes can be achieved with innovative partnerships between parents and researchers. More

New Zealand curriculum study tour!
ARCQE, LEaP
As development and exploration of a new province-wide early learning curriculum framework for Alberta continues, ARCQE is pleased to announce an opportunity to attend a one-week Study Tour to New Zealand intended to inform and highlight implementation practices of other curriculum framework models around the world. More

Quality childcare benefits children, families, the economy
Hamilton Spectator
It is good news that children and family issues have been raised by all major political parties in this federal election and they are offering families with children additional financial benefits and/or increased access to childcare services. But what investments would make the most difference for children and their families? We believe investment in child care outweighs all other initiatives.More

Winnipeg daycares to get big upgrades
Winnipeg Free Press
Our government is committed to investing in local groups because of the big difference even a small grant can make. We recently announced funding for many groups across the city under the Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program (WCIP). This is a three-year program that is investing $7.5 million into recreation and wellness projects run by non-profits like churches, daycares and community centres. More

Markham, Ontario daycare supporters take case to city hall
YorkRegion.com
The future of Town's Little Daycare is still unknown. The daycare, which has run out of the Markham Civic Centre for the past 25 years, will be shutting down in October if they can't find another location. More

Report suggests closing all 5 regional child care centres
The Record
Public childcare centres in Waterloo Region could be shuttered in the next five years as part of a regional service review. In a recent report released, Consultant KPMG recommends that politicians close the five centres the region runs and instead spend the savings of up to $2.5 million on 200 new subsidized childcare spaces. More

Quebec daycare in danger of closing
Global News
A Pierrefonds, QC daycare has been forced to downsize after what it is calling miscommunication issues with the government. Ethan's Playground opened 15 years ago as a drop-in daycare. More

Hespeler, Ontario daycare shuts its doors
Cambridge Times
Hespeler daycare Dino & Kidz shut its doors for good abruptly citing legal issues. Parents were shocked, only learning of the centre's immediate closure when picking up their children from the Thompson Drive daycare at the end of the day.More

These lessons can save a child's life
The Huffington Post
There are additional lessons going on at school especially at this time of year. But the target isn't the brain, it's the immune system. Much like our capacity for knowledge, our internal defense forces are ready to gain information and store it as memory. The subjects are not abstract, though. They are microbiological. More