Interaction Weekly
Jun. 3, 2015

YMCA opens 81 new childcare spaces in Prince George, B.C.
The Prince George Citizen
The provincial government invested $500,000 in 81 new licensed childcare spaces in Prince George, which is part of the Major Child Care Capital Program, under the BC Early Years Strategy. The funds will go to the YMCA of Northern B.C.'s Lac des Bois Family Development Centre that is housed in Ecole Lac des Bois French Immersion elementary.More

Daycare spaces in Edmonton a concern
Edmonton Sun
It may be no surprise to parents working in Edmonton's downtown that daycares are hard to come by. The city's executive committee recently discussed options that could change that. A report to committee showed a lack of spaces city-wide but a particular need in the downtown. More

Parents, vaccinations can help protect the health of your family
The Huffington Post
When you're a parent, you know that nothing is more important than the health and safety of your children. With the resurgence of a number of childhood diseases, it's more important than ever to do what you can to protect them. More

New task force to conduct a child care review
Sackville Tribune-Post
A task force has been appointed to conduct a child care review for New Brunswick. The task force's mandate will be to provide a path for creating the right conditions for child care and to suggest ways to address the challenges parents face in obtaining access to quality and affordable child care services.More

Windsor, ON town council changes tax status on local day care
The Hants Journal
The Windsor Day Care Centre will see a significant spike in their tax bill after council voted to change their status from residential to commercial. That will put an additional $17,000 in the town's coffers each year, and could put the daycare in a tough spot financially. More

Spending time with your kids: Quality versus quantity
The Chronicle Herald
I'm fortunate enough to be able to work from home, so I'm with my kids almost every waking minute. Lots of people tell me that it's "so great" for the kids, and some even throw out the cringe-worthy "It's so wonderful that someone else isn't raising your children" sentiment. However, I'm not always sure it's the best thing. More

Markham, ON civic centre daycare looking for new home
Town's Little Children (TLC) Daycare has been part of the Markham Civic Centre for almost 25 years, but this fall it will have to relocate. The daycare's lease is up as of October and so far they do not have an alternate location, leaving many parents and caregivers in the lurch. More

Tetanus infection in Ontario child prompts calls from worried parents
CBC News
News that an unvaccinated Ontario boy is in hospital with a dangerous tetanus infection is prompting calls from worried parents seeking information on how to get their children vaccinated. The Grey Bruce Health Unit has had numerous inquiries since word of the case hit the news over the weekend, said Dr. Christine Kennedy, the unit's associate medical officer of health. More