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Ministry: $40-a-day child care subsidy won't be paid out until after strike is over
The Vancouver Sun
B.C. parents will have to wait until classes have actually been disrupted by the teacher strike next month before applying for a $40-a-day government child care subsidy. But most parents don’t even want the money, and would instead prefer that students remain in class while teachers and the province negotiate a new contract, says the organization representing parent advisory councils.
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Global parenting habits that haven't caught on in the U.S.
NPR
If there's one thing have in common with those , it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be. Argentine parents let their kids stay up until all hours; Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the subway by themselves; and Danish parents leave their kids sleeping in a stroller on the curb while they go inside to shop or eat.
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Home day cares predict 'childcare crisis'
Ottawa Sun
A group representing independent home day care providers says parents will see spots for their kids vanish and fees spike in a "child care crisis" if a law lowering the number of kids they can care for gets through Queen's Park. The Child Care Modernization Act would ban unlicensed providers from caring for more than two children under two and include their own children under six in the maximum of five kids they can care for.
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Men viewed favourably when seeking work-life balance
Vancouver Desi
Flexible work arrangements are often sought to maintain work-life balance. If we believe a study, these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender. Researchers analysed the reactions both men and women received while making flexible work requests – meaning that they either asked to work from home or to work non-traditional hours.
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City moves to restore development charge for affordable housing
Ottawa Citizen
The city is proposing to restore and slightly increase the portion of development charges that are earmarked for affordable housing. Since the introduction of the 2009 bylaw, the city has collected $189 for every single- and semi-detached home built. The charges are among those collected from developers to pay for things such as roads and transit, and the cost is usually passed on directly to consumers.
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Infant care spaces are disappearing across Muskoka
Bracebridge Examiner
It was expected and now it’s here. Daycares are changing how they operate and who they serve now that full-day kindergarten has taken their most profitable clientele, those aged 3.8 years and older. The last round of schools to implement full-day kindergarten will open their new classrooms this fall, landing the final blow to some day cares.

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Global parenting habits that haven't caught on in the U.S.
NPR
If there's one thing have in common with those , it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be. Argentine parents let their kids stay up until all hours; Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the subway by themselves; and Danish parents leave their kids sleeping in a stroller on the curb while they go inside to shop or eat.

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Proposed changes to child care laws spell 'crisis' in Ontario
Metro
A "child care crisis" is in the works if Ontario's proposed changes to the Childcare Modernization Act are passed into law, says a group of unlicensed day care providers. The Ottawa-based Coalition of Independent Childcare Providers of Ontario (CICPO) is calling on the Ministry of Education to rethink Bill 10.

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Aylmer expansion meets a need for child care services
St. Thomas Times-Journal
She stood near the edge of a pit behind Aylmer Full Gospel Church on Friday, surrounded by dirt and small patches of grass. But Patricia Riddell-Laemers, executive director of the St. Thomas Early Learning Centre, was less focused on the state of the land than what that land would eventually become.
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Back to school: How to help your kids learn to make friends
CTV News
It's an undisputed fact: People with friends live happier, healthier and richer lives. Studies have shown good friendships convey a range of health benefits, with positive effects on mental and physical health and longevity. So learning how to make friends is a critical skill. But it's not one that comes easily to everyone. Some lucky people seem to find forging new friendships is as easy as falling off a log. Many others, though, find themselves watching from the sidelines trying to puzzle out how to ease their way into this friend-making activity that appears to be going on all around them.
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Mom's 'Ignore No More' app forces kids to call their parents back
CBC News
It's a commonly held belief that today's youth are constantly staring at screens — those on the smartphones in the palms of their hands, in particular. Whether they're texting, tweeting, tumbling or even (hey, let's be optimistic) doing their homework at the dinner table, many teens are reluctant ever to put their precious phones away — not even for sleep's sake.
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Unemployed Help Centre opens child care for newcomer families
Windsor Star
Parents looking to attend the newcomer programs at the Unemployed Help Centre can do so without worrying about their children thanks to a new on-site child care service. The Care for Newcomer Children program, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, provides on-site child minding for children ages 19 months to six years at no cost, while parents receive education and training needed to help them integrate into the community and find employment.
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Scans show kids' brains reorganize when learning math
The Telegram
Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The take-home advice: drilling your kids on simple addition and multiplication may pay off.
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