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Online day care registration now available in London
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It's going to be easier for area parents to find child care. The city of London and Middlesex County have teamed up to introduce a centralized waiting list for for licensed child care, school age care and nursery school spaces. The city says it will allow parents to fill out one application instead of several. More

Grad students miffed about child care aid exclusion
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Graduate students' societies say they're "shocked" to find out Ottawa City Hall is refocusing child care funding to undergraduate and high school students. The move means that some masters- and doctorate-level students who counted on the provincially-funded, city-administered subsidies will have to shoulder the full burden of child care costs. The city's policy changed in September 2012, according to Ottawa's General Manager of Community and Social Services Aaron Burry. It now reads that students, excluding those enrolled in masters or doctoral courses, are eligible for funding. More

Wills vital with arrival of kids
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Wills aren't just for seniors! It's important for young parents to have a will, emphasizes Toronto wills and estates lawyer Les Kotzer. "I don't know how young parents can go to sleep at night without making a will," says Kotzer, whose work educating the public through books and media interviews has earned him a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. More

Ucluelet, B.C. kicks off new after-school program
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The municipal-funded pilot project will offer students in grades 4 through 7 an opportunity to participate in physical activity, get help with their homework, and learn how to make their own nutritional snacks. The program will be offered at the elementary school on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 5 p.m. from Jan. 14 to March 14 and will be facilitated by elementary school teacher Ivy Kinvig. There is a $5 per student drop-in cost and parents have the option of purchasing a $75 season pass. More

The dangers of pushing alternative therapies on your sick kids
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When you're battling whichever cold, flu or other bug that's set up shop in your household, it seems as though the amateur medical advice of well-meaning friends and family has grown exponentially. Where they once pushed chicken soup and, maybe, vitamin C, on you and your snotty brood, the list now includes echinacea, oregano oil, astragalus root, apple cider vinegar, zinc, vitamin D, — each with their own dose and method of delivery. More

Teach kids to choose from variety of healthy foods for a balanced diet
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Letting kids pick what they'd like to eat from a range of healthy choices will go far to ensure they have a balanced diet and make mealtimes more enjoyable, says a Toronto dietitian. Cara Rosenbloom, who advises on healthy eating with her nutrition communications company Words to Eat By, has two young children, so she knows firsthand what parents and caregivers have to deal with on a daily basis. More

Eleven-year-old launches safe social network for kids
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What happens when an 11 year old is banned from Facebook twice? Well if you are 11-year-old Zach Marks with an I.Q. of 147, who has been nominated for inventor of the year by the Florida Inventors Society, you go out and create your own social network. More

Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of CCCF, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

Preparations for Walkerton's new day care
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Preparations are being made to have Walkerton's new daycare located at Mother Teresa School. The Walkerton District option would have required the construction of a five thousand square foot building. Walkerton's current 41-year-old day care does not meet the needs of the children. It is a two-floor facility, while the new day care would be on one floor More

Child Passenger Safety course offered online
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The first child passenger safety course in B.C. to be offered online for child care professionals and other caregivers who transport children. This online course is a valuable tool for people who transport children as part of their work, such as social workers, day care workers, settlement workers, and healthcare workers who want a solid understanding of child passenger safety basics, but do not wish to become a certified CPS educator. More
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