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Ontario cracks down on dangerous, unregulated day cares
The Globe and Mail
In an effort to crack down on dangerous and unregulated home day cares, Ontario will introduce legislation that gives inspectors new powers to close unsafe locations "on the spot" and give hefty fines to caregivers who break the rules. The proposed changes will also create an incentive for unregulated day cares to become licensed, create new space in existing licensed home-based care by allowing caregivers who meet standards to watch an additional child, and require school boards to provide before and after school programs for students between the ages of six and 12, where there is "sufficient" demand.
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Child care spaces on the rise locally
Brantford Expositor
It's the reverse of what had been predicted when the new full-day kindergarten program was launched with much aplomb four years ago. The City of Brantford and County of Brant have seen an increase in the number of licensed child-care spaces from 2012-13. The information was presented to city council as part of the 2014 budget presentations earlier this month. It showed there were 2,333 spaces in 2012, rising to 2,608 spaces in 2013.
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Day care subsidies at stake as Sudbury deals with funding cuts
CBC News
Greater Sudbury is looking at being pickier when it comes to handing out day care subsidies. City councillors will discuss a plan Monday night to prioritize Sudbury families for day care funding, with preference going to kids with special needs and those whose parents are on social assistance.
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Few restrictions for Ontario's unlicensed home day cares
Toronto Star
Ontario has one of the most hands-off attitudes in the country when it comes to unregulated home child care. There is no hard cap on the number or ages of children allowed in unregulated Ontario homes because the maximum (five under age 10) doesn’t include the caregiver’s own kids. It means a home daycare provider with three young children of her own theoretically could be looking after as many as six babies, a toddler and a preschooler.
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Operators warn of crisis in out-of-school care programs
Calgary Herald
Growing wait lists, fewer spaces and an "inequitable" provincial wage enhancement program is creating a crisis in Calgary's out-of-school care programs, say operators. "We have no space to offer them and if we did have the space, we don't have the staffing," said Staci Brown, president of Adventurers School Age Care and co-chair of School Age Directors Association of Alberta Calgary Chapter.
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How safe is your day care centre?
Oakville Beaver
Parents want to be sure that when they entrust their children to the staff at their local day care centre that their kids will be safe and protected as well as cared for during their stay. When you are choosing a child care facility for your kids, ask if the centre has established regulations in place in order to keep the facility and everyone in it safe on a daily basis.
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Unlicensed home day cares in Ontario oppose regulation
Metro
When Andrea Gibson's daughter Mya was born three years ago, she and her husband Joey looked at their budget and began to explore day care options. But Gibson's 24-hour shifts as a child and youth worker and her relatively low wages meant day care would be hard to find and even more difficult to afford. So Gibson quit her job, put an ad on Kijiji offering home child care, and before she knew it her bright, two-bedroom Beaches apartment was filled with the happy laughter of babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
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New research provides crucial insight into lives of children in care
NewsFIX
The findings from one of the most comprehensive long-term studies ever undertaken into children in care have been revealed at Queen's University Belfast. The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study is one of only a small number of studies worldwide that has taken a long-term comparative approach, providing vital information for practitioners. It followed a group of 374 children in care in Northern Ireland, over a 10 year period from 2000 to 2010.

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Child care spaces on the rise locally
Brantford Expositor
It's the reverse of what had been predicted when the new full-day kindergarten program was launched with much aplomb four years ago. The City of Brantford and County of Brant have seen an increase in the number of licensed child-care spaces from 2012-13. The information was presented to city council as part of the 2014 budget presentations earlier this month. It showed there were 2,333 spaces in 2012, rising to 2,608 spaces in 2013.

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Day care crisis: Ontario inspections reveal numerous violations
Toronto Star
Children sleep in an airless room that is so damp, the floor is wet and the bedding is soggy. A caregiver's husband drinks beer in the driveway while two preschoolers are alone in the house. His wife is out picking up eight more kids. An unattended toddler rides a toy car into a busy intersection and is rescued by an alarmed motorist.

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Wellington County purchases day care closed due to asbestos
CTV News
More than six months after a Guelph day care facility was closed due to asbestos concerns, plans are moving forward for the future of the building. Willowdale Child Care and Learning Centre on Willow Road in Guelph's west end was closed in May after insulation containing small amounts of asbestos was found behind a baseboard. At the time, officials said the asbestos would be cleaned up within a week, but further discoveries prompted a longer-term closure.
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New public day care to be built in Guelph
Guelph Mercury
A new Willowdale Child Care and Learning Centre, a county facility on city property, is to be constructed. It replaces a closed, asbestos-ladened one. That's the result of an agreement announced in which the city will sell the Willow Road site to Wellington County for $150,000 so the county can build a new one serving roughly 50 families. "We're hoping to have it open in fall, 2014," county child care services director Luisa Artuso said, adding parents will be pleased to learn the rebuilt centre will offer an infant, toddler and preschool program.
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Grey facing $1 million child care funding cut
Owen Sound Sun Times
Grey County is bracing for a nearly $1 million cut to its budget for child care programs. Committee reports warn that a significant loss in provincial funding will impact programs and service delivery, but officials say $2 million in mitigation funding from Queen's Park will allow the county to postpone changes for a few years and prepare a plan to deal with the reductions.
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Day care crisis: Scrambling for care after Eva Ravikovich's death
Hamilton Spectator
Three days before Eva Ravikovich died, Alena Savitskaya's dream came true. The young mother had been mired in the muck of a divorce, and felt forced to keep her infant daughter in the hands of an unlicensed day care provider she didn't trust. The care was cheap, convenient and Russian-speaking, but her concern had ballooned over the eight months that her child went there. Her daughter would come home with severe rashes and diarrhea, and started behaving aggressively, said Savitskaya.
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