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Ontario child care proposals meet mounting opposition
Toronto Star
Ontario's former early learning advisor says he has "serious concerns" about a provincial plan to allow licensed day cares to put babies and toddlers in larger groups with fewer trained staff. "I have a huge amount of respect for Premier (Kathleen) Wynne and I know she wants to get it right," said Charles Pascal, who advised former premier Dalton McGuinty on all-day kindergarten.
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Province funding new construction for day care spaces
Winnipeg Free Press
The Manitoba government has announced a $9 million construction program to create an additional 250 day care spaces at five schools. The schools are located in Winnipeg, St. Andrews and Oak Lake. Provincial legislation now requires child care centres to be included in schools whenever a new school is built or is undergoing major renovations.
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Child care crisis under microscope
Cranbrook Daily Townsman
A new local task force is tackling the East Kootenay's child care crisis. Starting this spring, the group is conducting a child care needs assessment for the region. The assessment will seek public input on problems that families face in securing child care, and make recommendations on how to alleviate the issues. The task force is made up representatives from the East Kootenay branches of Children First, Success By Six, Child Care Resource and Referral, as well as community members. Columbia Basin Trust and Teck are partnering with the task force.
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Overhauled child care plan heads to council for approval
The Ottawa Citizen
The proposed child care plan that would overhaul the way the city subsidizes day care is heading to city council after passing committee. The city's community and protective services committee approved the plan, which is designed to help the city navigate through provincial changes to early child care, most notably the shift to full-day kindergarten. The biggest change is a proposal to eventually attach daycare subsidies to children, as opposed to attaching them to day care centres.
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School child care fees to increase under PQ budget
CBC News
Quebecers who are parents of pre-school and elementary school-aged children may have to dig a little deeper come September. The tabling of the Quebec budget made mention of a rise in subsidized day care costs — from $7 a day to $8 in September, and to $9 a day in 2015 — but parents with children in school are also in for a fee increase.
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Talking to babies more helps their brains, study finds
CTV News
Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good. So says research that aims to explain, and help solve, the troubling "word gap": Children from more affluent, professional families hear millions more words before they start school than poor kids, leaving the lower-income students at an academic disadvantage that's difficult to overcome.

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Ontario child care proposals meet mounting opposition
Toronto Star
Ontario's former early learning advisor says he has "serious concerns" about a provincial plan to allow licensed day cares to put babies and toddlers in larger groups with fewer trained staff. "I have a huge amount of respect for Premier (Kathleen) Wynne and I know she wants to get it right," said Charles Pascal, who advised former premier Dalton McGuinty on all-day kindergarten.

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ChildCare2020: from vision to action
CCCF
Don't miss this rare opportunity to help create a vision for early childhood education and care in Canada for the next decade and beyond. Join a growing community of early childhood educators, academics and researchers, policymakers, advocates, and parents — from urban, suburban rural and Indigenous communities across Canada — all working together for a better system of early childhood education and care.

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Bargain hockey gear lures Cape Breton kids to the ice
CBC News
As Canadians bask in the glory of Olympic hockey gold, some children in Cape Breton are getting their first taste of the sport at a discounted price. Many of the boys and girls skating at the Centennial Arena in Sydney on Sunday are as young as four. They're barely able to carry their hockey bags empty. Filling them will cost around $750.
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Op-ed: Illegal day cares won't solve problem
North Shore News
Elizabeth James's column regarding an illegal day care home closing that you titled "Daycare Regulations Limit Parent Options" was a complete misunderstanding of the complexities involved. The issue of too few spaces is not that regulations are too tight, it is a problem of too few spaces overall in B.C. We have only enough licensed spaces for 20 per cent of children and yet upwards of 80 per cent of mothers are in the paid workforce. That's a huge gap and not one that we should even begin to suggest should be filled by leaving our precious young children in unregulated care - or illegal care.
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Kids may be leaving Facebook, but they love YouTube
Re/code
Lots of people think kids are done with Facebook. No way, says Facebook: Kids love Facebook! But, let's say Facebook was concerned — maybe just a little bit — that the kids were no longer all right. Where should it go to find them? If you say Snapchat, or Instagram, or something along those lines, you might be sort of right. But you're mostly wrong. The best place to find kids on the web is YouTube.
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Australia: Child care apprenticeships proposed as way around skills shortage
Sydney Morning Herald
Child care workers upgrading their qualifications would have tuition fees covered under an apprenticeship scheme to ease the chronic skills shortage in the sector, in a recommendation by a leading industry group, Care For Kids. Providers are still struggling to meet standards introduced in January which require half of all staff to have, or be working towards, a diploma in early childhood education and remaining staff to hold a certificate III qualification.
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