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The calendar year is coming to a close, and CCCF would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.

As we reflect on the news and events that helped shape 2014, we would like to offer Interaction.ca subscribers a look at the most-read news stories from their publication. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 20 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Wednesday January 7, 2015.





20. 'Well-behaved kids' restaurant discount sparks online debate
CBC News
May 21, 2014: A Calgary family's surprise experience at a local restaurant has exploded online and sparked a debate about the behaviour of children in restaurants. Alicia Welsh and her husband took their one year-old daughter Evie for brunch on Mother's Day at Carino Japanese Bistro — a small eatery in northeast Calgary.
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19. Experts: Ontario plan puts child care quality at risk
Toronto Star
From January 29, 2014: Child care experts and advocates say a provincial proposal to allow babies and toddlers in licensed daycares to be cared for in larger groups with fewer adults is the wrong way to promote quality. The proposed regulatory changes, released last month, are in response to the final rollout of full-day kindergarten next fall and Ottawa’s enhanced parental leave benefits that took effect in 2000, according to an Education Ministry summary.
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18. Nightmare? I want a day care on Elm Street
The Globe and Mail
From March 5, 2014: Some days, politics really does seem like a horror show. Witness the return of income splitting – like a serial killer in a slasher movie, refusing to stay dead, staggering back with a grunted promise to hack off $50,000 here and transplant it over there.
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17. Ontario child care proposals meet mounting opposition
Toronto Star
February 26, 2014: Ontario’s former early learning advisor says he has “serious concerns” about a provincial plan to allow licensed daycares 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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16. 7 steps to raising stellar, successful, self-sufficient children
The Huffington Post
From April 9, 2014: Self-awareness is a key predictor of a child's ability to be balanced and secure in life. Being self-aware helps kids establish positive peer relationships, get along well at home and respect authority. Self-awareness is at the core of emotional intelligence and is crucial to your children reaching their academic and personal goals throughout their lives.
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15. How do you raise kids to have good manners?
Toronto Star
From January 22, 2014: My son never hesitates to snatch toys or books away from his twin sister. He’s only 19 months old and doesn’t understand why this is wrong. To his credit, he is also quite giving. He is a sweet boy who never means to annoy his sister. In fact, he’s very affectionate and loves to kiss her good night. We constantly remind him in a pleasant way that his sister had the toy or book first and he must choose another one. We have lots. Sometimes he gives it back, sometimes he doesn’t.
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14. Day care centres coping with loss of clients to full-time kindergarten
CTV News
From January 29, 2014: Daycare and early childcare centres are struggling to stay in business due to the government's full day kindergarten program. The program allows children ages four and five to attend school full time instead of dividing their time between school and a day care centre. The government plans to fully implement the program by September 2014. It's currently in its fourth year with approximately 184,000 children enrolled at about 2,600 schools, according to Lauren Ramey, press secretary to Ontario's Minister of Education.
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13. Experts: Day care is for learning, not babysitting
Milford Daily News
From March 26, 2014: When choosing a daycare center for her son two years ago, Britney Frerotte looked for a place that emphasized child learning through various activities. Now nearly 4, her son Henry goes five days a week to Easton Learning Adventures, where Frerotte said he takes part in daily art projects, sings during story time and has some unstructured play time.
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12. Snapping kid pics is the new faux pas
The Globe and Mail
From August 27, 2014: On a recent tour of my local day care centre, a smiling, pig-tailed child-care worker showed a group of parents around the sand pit, the water-play station, the arts-and-crafts centre and the organic vegetable plot. Moving on to the nursery school’s health and safety measures, she mentioned the fire exits and the staff’s first-aid training, and then added: “And of course, we also have a ‘no photo’ policy.”
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11. Explaining Halloween to kids — when they are literally scared
Hamilton Spectator
From October 22, 2014: Halloween is here and as exciting as it can be, for little children it can be overwhelming and scary. Developmentally, young children are just learning to distinguish between reality and fantasy, so it's very normal for them to be frightened during Halloween. Although all children react in their own unique way, there are similarities to their interpretation based on their dominant sense. Use this to anticipate what will scare them, and how to be prepared to alleviate their fears, quickly and constructively.
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