Interaction Weekly
Dec. 5, 2012

Child care activity and record-keeping resource calendar
This calendar has been specifically designed to assist self-employed Family Child Care Providers or Child Care Centres. Keep complete and accurate records for you centre and also enjoy the many valuable activities and food ideas for each month!More

In search of child care
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative's Trish Hennessy has compiled a list of child care statistics in Canada. More

Group: Alberta falls short in child care funding
CBC News
A provincial advocacy group says child care resources in Alberta are falling behind too many other Canadian provinces. Public Interest Alberta says child care isn't growing with the population and is forcing some parents to stop working in order to accommodate child care needs.More

Canada's second medical day care opening in Prince Albert
Families that have children with complex medical needs will soon have a new place to turn in Prince Albert. City council has approved the re-zoning of the former Prince Albert Family Church on First Ave and River Street East. The property is in the process of being sold to Hope's Home, a non-profit organization, which wants to use the space to operate a medical day care.More

Bank: Boost child care spending for big payoff
Ottawa Citizen
A new report from TD Bank urges federal and provincial governments to invest heavily in the child care sector once the economy improves, but leading advocates say children and families desperate to find spaces in quality programs now shouldn't have to wait that long. More

Researcher: Kids who learn Inuktitut get top grades
CBC News
Inuit children who attend the Tumikuluit Inuktitut day care in Iqaluit seem to get a head start in school. An Iqaluit woman spoke with Inuktitut kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers and made the correlation. More

Fate of Jean Hamlyn Day Care Centre likely to be decided in 2014
While the fate of Jean Hamlyn Day Care Centre remains in the air, parents with children at the county-owned facility should expected a 10 per cent fee hike. That potential increase, however, is good news for a group of parents fighting to see the county continue operating the Orangeville day care centre. At this point, the county is budgeting to continue running Jean Hamlyn next year. What will happen beyond September of 2014, however, is anybody's guess.More

Funding to day care stays the same
Banff Crag and Canyon
Despite asking council to reconsider, the town will not be increasing the amount of money it gives to the day care for its janitorial contract. The Banff Child Care Centre's board chair and executive director went before town council during budget presentations requesting council reverse the decision made in 2011 to no longer cover the entire cost of the facility's cleaning services. But there was no discussion from council when the day care's request for $25,769 came up during a recent budget meeting.More

Canada's dropping the ball on educating our young
The Vancouver Sun
A report from TD Bank calling on governments to invest heavily in early childhood education might surprise some. But it won't surprise those who have been paying attention to research about the positive benefits of quality child care. And there is plenty of evidence about the social and economic benefits of high-quality child care and early learning. More