|Jan. 30, 2013|
Celebrate the essence of the child and champion a better future!
ECEBC would like to extend an open invitation to our 42nd annual conference "Celebrate the Essence of the Child and Champion a Better Future" happening May 2 to 4, 2013 in Richmond. Please join us as we celebrate and honour what it means to be a child while championing the role early childhood educators play in securing a bright future for the ‟field of early care and learning.More
Unleash your mind
Welcome to MCCA's 36th annual provincial conference, Unleash Your Mind! As always, the Conference Committee, led by Karen Gander, MCCA's Professional Development Manager, has been busy putting together a line up that is intended to educate, excite and inspire you. At this year's event, we invite you to be open to creative ideas, new research and innovative ways of educating and caring for our most important citizens. Our job is to present you with new ideas and tools to do the most important work that you do every day, and we take that job very seriously. More
How much do little kids need to wear in Canada's cold winters?
It's a question all new parents — or parents new to our climate — ask at some point or another as Canadian winters descend: How much bundling do you need to do to protect babies and little children from the cold? With the kinds of low temperatures that have been recorded lately in many parts of the country, it's critical to know how many layers little kids need to wear when they go outside.More
Advice on nurturing young minds springs from decades of teaching
The Chronicle Herald
Nancy Tracey has a new book out on parenting in the first five years of a child's life. But it took her 20 years to bring the book to print. The First Five Years: Nurturing Your Child's Ability to Learn is meant to help parents prepare their children to be able to learn when they arrive at school as Grade Primary students. From child care considerations to health and wellness issues and language, art and math literacy, it covers a range of issues and ideas Tracey wants to see parents think about while their children are growing and moving toward school, as well as their first year there.More
Child care advocacy group gives Sault College thumbs up
An organization pushing for better child care in Ontario gave Sault College high praise on Thursday for the school's efforts to train early-childhood educators. Sault College is one of seven colleges in the province to receive an award from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. More
City looks for ways to save day care centre
A coalition of groups led CUPE Local 4705 is spearheading a fight to save Sudbury's 120 municipal day care spaces, which are housed at the downtown YMCA. The CUPE local held two meetings recently at CUPE's Copper Cliff office with staff that would be affected by the cuts, as well as a few parents with children enrolled at the centre.More
Researcher: Traditional dads more likely to raise 'girlie girls'
Dads who avoid washing the dishes and doing the laundry at home tend to raise "girlie girls," daughters who prefer dolls and aspire to be housewives, new research reveals. Daughters are more likely to believe they can grow up to work outside the home if their fathers have egalitarian attitudes about child care, cooking and cleaning the house and actually take on those jobs, said University of B.C. psychologist Toni Schmader.More
If a job demands travel, should I speak up about child care?
The Globe and Mail
The Question: I am currently employed on contract with a government agency. My contract has already been renewed once, but is scheduled to end in June 2013. It is unlikely to be renewed again, due to lack of funding. A permanent, full-time position has opened up at the agency that I feel especially qualified to take on. My question is about how much or little personal information to share at the interview. The position requires some evening and weekend overtime, as well as travel. More
Hudak would make changes to education system
Ontario Tories are considering major changes to the education system, including phasing out 10,000 non-teaching positions and delaying the expansion of full-day kindergarten until the provincial budget is balanced. The proposals are in the latest policy white paper released by PC Leader Tim Hudak. The elimination of non-teaching positions, added during the Dalton McGuinty years as enrolment fell, and the class size increases were both recommended in economist Don Drummond's report as a way to save about $1.6 billion.More
Federal data breach raises issue of child's personal info
The Ottawa mother of a developmentally delayed boy is upset after a federal department sent a letter to Canadians warning of missing personal information located on a USB key. Goldie Clarke, 46, received a letter this month from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) explaining the key containing the personal information of about 5,000 Canadians was missing.More
ECEs ready to fill gaps
As the debate rages on over the merits of full-day kindergarten, everyone seems to have forgotten about people like me and the role I can play to provide four-and five-year-old children with the social, emotional and intellectual stimulation that they need. I am an early childhood educator who cares for half-day kindergarten students before and after school in a licensed, private, not-for-profit, child care centre. More