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Better daycare works for us all
Winnipeg Free Press
Experts agree that innovative early-childhood education is the key to giving kids, especially poor ones, a huge head start. But such programs are rare, costly and mostly only available to parents who can pay for nursery school or Montessori-style child care. We're miles from a system that gives parents real choice.
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Daycare centres have no choice but to close when co-located schools do
CTV News
Waterloo Region's public and Catholic school boards recently put a new procedure in effect for the first time — closing all their schools due to wind chill values at -35 or below. Some Upper Grand District School Board schools — those in Centre Wellington, Wellington North and Dufferin County — closed for the same reason. In both cases, it wasn't just school-age children who ended up with the day off.
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The Canadian Child Care Federation's Award for Excellence in Child Care
Canadian Child Care Federation
The Canadian Child Care Federation's Award for Excellence in Child Care honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of early learning and child care. The award is presented biennially. The recipient will be awarded a medallion for excellence.
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Examen de la vision chaque année pour les enfants
Métro News
Comme elle le fait chaque année, l'Association des optométristes du Québec presse les parents de profiter de la semaine de relâche scolaire pour soumettre leurs enfants à un examen visuel. L'organisme souligne que la vision joue un rôle de premier plan dans le développement d'un enfant, que ce soit pour son apprentissage général ou sa réussite scolaire.
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Study: Peanut allergies can be reduced in high-risk children
CBC News
Peanut allergies were substantially less likely to develop among children at high risk if they ate snacks containing peanut butter early in life compared with those who stayed clear of it, a large new randomized trial suggests. The prevalence of peanut allergies has grown in North America, Western Europe and Australia to between 1.4 to three per cent and is on the rise in African and Asian countries.
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Un petit robot aide à faire avaler la pilule aux enfants
Radio-Canada
L'hôpital pour enfants de l'Alberta à Calgary a trouvé une nouvelle façon d'apporter du réconfort aux enfants qui reçoivent des soins médicaux. L'institution s'est dotée de quatre robots multifonctionnels servant à leur changer les idées.
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AHS documents show maternity, child care space 'urgently required' in Fort McMurray
Fort McMurray Today
When Alberta's NDP Leader arrived in Fort McMurray recently, she did not arrive empty handed. Documents obtained by the party show maternity and child care units in Fort McMurray's only hospital need "urgently required" extra space.
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Getting a grip on risks of vaccination
Toronto Star
Vaccination involves an injection in order to provoke the body's immune response to protect against an outside infection. Like all medical therapies, vaccination has both its benefits and its relative risks, and an informed patient or parent needs to balance the two.

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The Canadian Child Care Federation's Award for Excellence in Child Care
Canadian Child Care Federation
The Canadian Child Care Federation's Award for Excellence in Child Care honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of early learning and child care. The award is presented biennially.

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Rising rent imperils day cares
Winnipeg Free Press
For years, when things have been relatively quiet at the Sunny Mountain day care, Debra Page and Claire Ferrer jump in the car and take a real estate cruise.

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Home daycare providers: A crisis looms
SooToday.com
Impending changes to the way home daycares are regulated in Ontario will create a child care crisis, says a group that represents unregulated home daycare providers. Bill 10, known as the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, will repeal the current Day Nurseries Act which was enacted in 1946.
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Nunavik community finds temporary new home for childcare centre
Nunatsiaq Online
The Kativik Regional Government has secured a building to house Kangirsuk's daycare service on a temporary basis while renovations unfold at the original centre. Parents in Kangirsuk have been without childcare services when the Nunavik community's only childcare centre was forced to close due to mould.
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