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French day care says 'Au revoir'
Lloydminster Meridian Booster
Early education has become more challenging for the city’s Francophone community with the closing of the day care centre Les petits écoliers. The day care had been operating out of the French school École Sans-frontières for a year, but it will be permanently closing its door as of Dec. 1. Daycare principal Jacinthe Laurier Thibault was very disappointed with the outcome, calling it a loss for the Francophone community in Lloydminster. “We had worked hard for this project and if we could find another way we would have preferred it, but we have exhausted all of our resources,” she said.
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Reports: Canadian child care gap a pressing problem
Toronto Star
After a year of parental leave, there’s a huge gap in early childhood services that has provinces scrambling to “fill the void” for families for three years until kids start school, says a report to be released Wednesday by the Atkinson Centre at the University of Toronto. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is also issuing an urgent plea to the federal government, stressing that the first six years of life are “the most important developmental phase and our current approach is inadequate,” said Dr. Andrew Padmos, the college’s CEO.
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B.C. plans to add 13,000 new day care spaces over 8 years
Vancity Buzz
The provincial government has announced that 32 child care providers across B.C. will receive $7 million in funding to open new day care spaces in their communities. This past spring, child care providers were invited to apply for funding to open new licensed child care spaces. The conditions of the funding stipulate that it can only go towards the renovation or construction of daycare buildings as well as equipment and furniture. Phase one will create 1,006 new spaces, with 447 spaces on school grounds and an additional 559 spaces at other locations.
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Canadians deserve a universal early childhood education and child care system
Rabble.ca
Last week hundreds of educators, academics and activists gathered in Winnipeg for the fourth national childcare conference. They are united by a vision of a universal early childhood education and child care system in Canada. Here in Manitoba, we have made steady progress toward this goal. A strong federal partner at the table would take things to the next level.
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Number of affordable day care spots shrinking as fees in GTA tops Canada
CTV News
As some young families in Ontario struggle to pay for rising day care costs, the number of available child care spaces has also been shrinking — putting additional stress on an already strained system. According to those in the industry, hundreds of day care centres in the province have been affected by the rollout of full-day kindergarten.

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Full-day kindergarten causing a mess in Ontario day cares
Toronto Sun
A crisis is brewing in child care as full-day kindergarten pushes day cares out of business. Daycare operators blame the Liberals’ roll-out of their controversial full-day kindergarten (FDK) programs for forcing them to shut down. Herb Goldsmith has been in the childcare business since 1979. His company, Edukids, owns or operates 21 centres throughout the GTA.

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Canada's most and least expensive cities for child care revealed in study
Canada.com
Toronto parents will probably be unsurprised to hear the city has the highest child care fees in country, according to a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Parents of infants can expect to pay $1,676 per month in fees and $1,324 for toddlers. It’s a considerable cost, especially compared to cities in provinces with greater spending on child care, such as in Quebec where fees are capped at $7 per day, or $152 per month.

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Daycare issue off to OMB
The Intelligencer
A city child care centre is appealing its failed bid to place a day nursery on Maitlaind Drive. Officials with Belleville’s First Adventure Child Development Centre confirmed the not-for-profit agency will be filing an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board shortly. The appeal stems from city council shooting down the development, in a 5-4 vote last week, after the city’s planning advisory committee recommended council not endorse the project.
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Kids with allergies more likely to be bullied, research shows
The Vancouver Sun
Tessa Bantock was labelled “allergy girl” and even pelted with nuts by her classmates at school. Growing up with a food allergy can be tough, but when children with serious allergies are bullied, the consequences are potentially life-threatening. “I am severely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts,” said Bantock. “You definitely feel different and segregated. I experienced everything from kids throwing nuts at me outside in the schoolyard to exclusion.”
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Most parents agree all kids in day care should be vaccinated
Live Science
About three-quarters of parents would consider removing their child from a day care centre if some of the other kids there were unvaccinated, a new survey found. Most parents also believe that day care providers should check vaccine records every year, although currently, most states do not have laws requiring day cares to do so, according to the new findings from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.
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New bill will cut 1,200 daycare spaces in Sudbury, say protesters
Northern Life
A group of parents and independent child care providers held a demonstration along the Kingsway Sunday afternoon out of fear a new provincial bill could eliminate up to 1,200 child care spaces in Sudbury, and 140,000 across Ontario. Bill 10, the Child Care Modernization Act, would limit independent child care providers – who are not licensed by the province – to care for no more than five children at a time, including their own kids.
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