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Safe and affordable day care starts with better policy
The Globe and Mail
The tragic death of a four-month old infant in an unlicensed daycare in northwest Toronto brings attention to a national emergency of limited access to safe, affordable child care. It is time that we reconcile these endemic deficiencies before another tragedy occurs. Access to adequate child care depends on province of residence.
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Parents urged to balance kids' web use
Edmonton Sun
As a mother, Rena Rachar Farbin, is figuring out a balance for her tween girls when it comes to technology.​ As a life coach, Farbin is teaching others to see beyond the glowing screen to children's needs.
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Not-for-profit wants to offer free day care, benefits
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Heather Derks plans to plant hope for low-income women seeking to better their lives. Derks, a farm-raised Sparta wife and mom, a journalist, community activist, and passionate gardener, is founder of Earthmama Farms Daycare. It's a not-for-profit enterprise designed to promote local food, the environment and women's economic security, and which eventually wants to offer free day care and health benefits to clients who may be single moms who want to leave Ontario Works and find employment.
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Local program teaches kids business leadership skills
Airdrie City View
For the last six months Alicia Laurin, owner of Cre8ive Ways in Yankee Valley Crossing shopping centre, has taught kids about the value of an idea in her innovative Entrepreneur Kids class at the store. The children in the class pick what they are going to make and sell, then they discuss whether or not it is something that can be marketed to a wide group of people, they research what the cost is to make the item and determine what is a reasonable price they can sell it for.
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Will your kids be high-performers in the workplace?
Forbes
In the 1950s and 60s, researchers were curious to find out if there was a correlation between intelligence, creativity, and high-performance. At the time, psychologist Ellis Paul Torrance was conducting a series of tests on children. Kids in his study were not only tested on their intelligence but they were also tested on their creative abilities — challenged to do things like make an improvement to a toy so that other kids might like it more.

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Safe and affordable day care starts with better policy
The Globe and Mail
The tragic death of a four-month old infant in an unlicensed daycare in northwest Toronto brings attention to a national emergency of limited access to safe, affordable child care. It is time that we reconcile these endemic deficiencies before another tragedy occurs. Access to adequate child care depends on province of residence.

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Manitoba budget to include $5.5 million for more child care spaces
CBC News
The Manitoba budget will include $5.5 million to create more child care spaces, CBC News has learned. Both spending initiatives are part of the NDP government's aim to make Manitoba affordable, create more jobs for young people, and keep more workers in the province.

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Does teaching kids to get 'gritty' help them get ahead?
NPR
It's become the new buzz phrase in education: "Got grit?" Around the nation, schools are beginning to see grit as key to students' success — and just as important to teach as reading and math. Experts define grit as persistence, determination and resilience; it's that je ne sais quoi that drives one kid to practice trumpet or study Spanish for hours — or years — on end, while another quits after the first setback.
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5 easy steps to success on road trip with kids
Guelph Mercury
It was decided: our pit stop would feature hamburgers for lunch. Not just any hamburgers, mind you. But delectable creations of Reggie's Hot Grill in Peterborough: 100 per cent Ontario-raised beef on a fresh-baked bun with locally made cheese and fresh-cut fries. My oldest daughter checked the "nav computer" — a.k.a. her phone — and translated the distance and time figures it spit out into a unit of measurement her younger sister could understand: arrival would occur in 3.2 TV episodes.
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A study seeks to determine what makes prekindergarten successful
The New York Times
The teacher held up a card with a number on it, then looked at the 4-year-olds waving their hands eagerly in front of her. "Anderson," she said, calling on a small boy in a blue button-up shirt and a sweater vest. "Five," Anderson said, correctly. "Good boy, Anderson," the teacher said. Then she turned to the rest of the class. "Are you ready?" she said, and then, "Go!" At that, the children jumped up and down five times as they counted: "One! Two! Three! Four! Five!"
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Sydney couple open first day care centre for children with autism
Autism Daily Newscast
A Sydney couple Dennys Martinez and his wife Maria Huayllasco – have opened Australia's first family day care service for children with autism. They told ABC News reporter, Sharon O'Neill they were devastated when their two children Eric and Maya, now 5 and 7 , were diagnosed with autism.
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