Interaction Weekly
Sep. 23, 2015

Childcare and Election 2015
This federal election, do you know what to ask your local candidates about childcare? What will they do to make high quality childcare affordable and accessible for families in Canada? Download the CCCF's election toolkit.More

We Value Children posters/social media
NEW from the CCCF: Download, print, display and share your support for affordable, accessible and high quality childcare for Canadian children and families with the following three posters from the CCCF and its affiliates from across Canada. More

10th Early Childhood Education Faculty Forum
Oct. 22-24, 2015
Red River College

Join us for our 10th Anniversary, as we partner with the CAYC in Winnipeg to host a unique learning opportunity for faculty of ECE programs. More

University of Manitoba to apply for provincial childcare grant
The Manitoban
The University of Manitoba recently announced that it will be applying to the province for a grant of up to $600,000 to fund the construction of a new 74-space day care centre on the Fort Garry campus. The announcement follows a report commissioned by the university's childcare working group, which recommended that the university develop new child care centres as satellites of the Fort Garry Campus Day Care Centre.More

Innovative outdoor program comes to Winnipeg daycare
Metro News
A new program at a Winnipeg daycare is taking preschool aged kids into the great outdoors in hopes connecting with nature will foster a life-long appreciation for the environment. Field and Forrest Nature School is a nature-based education program started in Europe that has been growing in popularity in North America for the last decade, and Discovery Children's Centre says it's the first in Manitoba to offer it. More

Grand opening held for new University of Regina daycare
CBC News
The University of Regina has held a grand opening for its new daycare centre. The Awasis Child Care Centre is located in the new Kisik residential towers. It is licensed to accommodate 90 children. More

Non-profit reopening College of New Caledonia daycare in Prince George, B.C.
Prince George Citizen
A new non-profit is taking charge of the daycare previously run, then cut, by the College of New Caledonia. The Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre Society is hosting an open house tonight to show the public the space. Visitors can expect a tour of the facility, information about the daycare program, refreshments and activities for children. More

Moncton daycare closure by province shocks parents
CBC News
Parents of children who attended EduCare daycare in Moncton, NB, say they want the Department of Early Childhood Development to explain the sudden closure of the daycare. Many people who stopped by EduCare daycare to pick up their children's belongings, left in tears recently. More

YMCA daycare a highlight of Parkway Forest Community Centre
Toronto Star
After just a few months at the newly opened Parkway Forest YMCA Child Care Centre in Toronto, 23-month-old Megna Katta had it all spelled out: "A for apple, B for ball." The multi-million-dollar centre was built and funded by Elad Canada, developer of the neighbourhood's Emerald City master-planned residential community. More

Daycare a big opportunity for school
Winnipeg Free Press
Construction is expected to begin on a new North End (Winnipeg) childcare facility in early 2016. Family services minister Kerri Irvin-Ross and education minister James Allum announced a new childcare centre will be built at King Edward Community School, located at the corner of Selkirk Avenue and Arlington Street in the Burrows Central neighbourhood. More

Nearsightedness in children cut by spending more time outside
CBC News
For primary school children in China, spending an extra 45 minutes per day outside in a school activity class may reduce the risk of nearsightedness, or "myopia," according to a new study. In some parts of China, 90 per cent of high school graduates have nearsightedness, and rates are lower but increasing in Europe and the Middle East, the authors write. More