Interaction Weekly
Jul. 8, 2015

Letters: Smart investment in our future
Edmonton Journal
Investing in our children is investing in our future — in the innovation, creative thinking and human potential Canada will need to thrive. There is no better way to do this than through high-quality early childhood education (ECE).More

Glace Bay daycare Jewels and Gems closing after 36 years
CBC News
A daycare in Glace Bay, N.S., will permanently close this month after 36 years in business because of a declining number of children. Jewels and Gems opened in 1979 and cared for generations of Cape Breton children. The non-profit will shut its doors at the end of July and not reopen them. More

New public-Catholic school to be built at Toronto City Place
Toronto Star
They say it takes a village to raise a child, yet people living in the forest of condo towers at City Place (Toronto) have found their vertical village lacks one thing: a school. Local parents who are forced to put their school-age kids on buses every day recently heard about a plan to remedy the situation, with the downtown core's first split public/Catholic school. The schools will be part of an innovative complex that integrates them with a community centre and daycare, to form a hub that planners hope will become the centre of life for all residents, young and old alike.More

Cell tower next to University of Calgary daycare has parents 'pushing back hard'
Metro News
Cellphone towers often run into community opposition when they go up but one installed next to the University of Calgary Child Development Centre elicited especially strong reaction when it all of sudden appeared earlier this month. Carol Roesler was one of about two dozen worried parents to attend a community consultation, saying they knew nothing of the Telus-owned tower, which has yet to be powered up, until they spotted it looming over the nearby daycare. More

4 summer book ideas for kids
The Huffington Post
Summer is a great time for reading. In fact, encouraging child literacy is a very key part of healthy child development. We also know that reading is a great option to avoid excessive screentime — children under the age of two should have no screentime at all, and limited amounts as they get older. More

Survey finds shifting views on vaccines after outbreaks of preventable diseases
Global News
Sporadic outbreaks of preventable diseases like measles may have forced more American parents to change their view on vaccines, according to an American survey. The national poll released by the C.S. Mott's Children Hospital in Michigan followed up with parents from across the United States that had been asked their views on vaccines last year, and found that more parents now believe immunizations are safer and have more benefits.More