Interaction Weekly
Nov. 14, 2012

We're pleased to announce our partnership with Vogogo
CCCF
Our partnership with Vogogo will help make your job as an administrator easier, faster and more cost-effective for your program. Vogogo is a Canadian company that takes the work out of collecting payment from parents. Setup only takes seconds and once parents start to pay you through Vogogo your child care payment collection and doing the related books only takes minutes. Vogogo is free to sign up, no monthly fees and no contracts. More

Province boosting number of classrooms, child care spaces at south Winnipeg school
CTV Winnipeg
The provincial government announced an expansion to a south Winnipeg school that will add child care spaces and increase the number of classrooms. The renovations to the Bonnycastle School in the Pembina Trails School Division will include building eight new classrooms. "It was very obvious that they needed this additional capacity to have classrooms and additional day care spots because of the number of young, working families in the area," said Premier Greg Selinger. More

Day care for every child by 2016, Marois promises
The Gazette
Premier Pauline Marois says that by 2016, there will be a $7-a-day daycare space for every child in the province who needs one. In an east-end Montreal day care centre, the Centre de la petite enfance Coeurs de l'île, Marois said 28,000 new, additional spaces will be created, adding $261 million a year to the more than $2 billion annual cost of the current network. The new spaces will bring the total to 250,000 subsidized spaces across Quebec. More

What Toronto's child care needs is some good old-fashion promotion
National Post
Dewlyn D'Mellow, an on-air personality for Rogers TV, has been enjoying the last of her year-long maternity leave with her first-born son, Markus. Thanks to the province launching full-day kindergarten, she can enroll Markus in school when he's four, but a decision has yet to be made about who will look after him for the next three years.More

To work or not to work: The child care decision
Fort McMurray Today
I know several people in town who are struggling with a huge decision right now — whether or not to go back to work after having a baby. All of them are in a different situation. For some, it is their first baby and they want to stay home to enjoy the new little one. Others have a couple of kids, some are quite a bit older, and all have different support stories. Some have just moved here, and always had family help before. Others have had a nanny help with the kids.More

Halton CAS seeking adoption homes for children
InsideHalton
Children's Aid societies are spreading their message throughout the province that all children and youth deserve to have forever families and lifelong connections they can count on. The Halton Children’s Aid Society (CAS), with offices in Burlington and Milton, is reminding residents of the region that November is Adoption Awareness Month in Ontario. What is a forever family? It's a lifelong, permanent connection to an adult through adoption, legal custody, kinship care (care by a relative or someone known to the child), or customary care.More

Fate of local child care in limbo
North Bay Nipissing News
At least one parent is worried about fate of local child care programs. "At a time when they're implementing full-day kindergarten because they know the importance of early learning, I can't believe they would even consider cutting these programs," said Emmalee Glover of Callander.More

Home care rules must change, says father of disabled child
CBC News
A little girl at the centre of a controversy over home care is at the Janeway Children's hospital after a long and difficult drive across the island. Her father, John Rogers, drove Kallei, 2, to the Janeway from Stephenville as a protest. He says government needs to make rule changes so his daughter can live at home.More

German government increases child care benefits
Calgary Herald
German lawmakers have voted to increase child care benefits and end an unpopular medical charge less than a year before a general election. The measures' cost totals about €3 billion ($4 billion) at a time when German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has been urging other European nations to rein in spending and cut back public debt. More

Commissioner: Departure of Niagara's director of children's services does not mean department downsize
Bullet News Niagara
The departure of the Niagara Region's director of children's services does not signify a downsizing of the department. In fact, Commissioner of Community Services Katherine Chislett said she will post for a replacement as soon as possible. Recently, Region employees and stakeholders were informed that Kathryn O'Hagan-Todd was leaving her job. Circumstances surrounding her exit are unknown, and the Region does not comment on personnel matters.More

Taking care of military families
CJME
It's hard to comprehend what life is like for military families unless you are on the inside. Aubrey Eaton works at the base in Dundurn and it's his job to make sure they have all the resources they need and not just on Remembrance Day. "We provide programming and services for the military families that are posted to central Saskatchewan or are serving overseas," he said.More