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Quality child care good for all
Chilliwack Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You'd think by 2012 we'd have this one figured out: quality child care should not be something that only a fortunate few are able to access. These days, you either need a lot of extra money to pay for high-end care or a big dose of plain old good luck to come across an open spot when you need it. More

Child care modernization plan receives mixed reviews
Ottawa Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The provincial government wants to modernize Ontario's child care system, but some are questioning whether the plans outlined in a recent discussion paper go far enough. Early learning in Ontario is undergoing a huge transformation, starting with the introduction of full-day kindergarten, says the 16-page paper, which was quietly posted on the Ministry of Education's website. More

Rates rise at licensed day cares
The StarPhoenix    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Long wait lists, a lack of government funding and a shortage of professionally trained early childhood educators means that licensed day care in Saskatoon is getting more expensive, providers say. Most of the dozens of licensed day cares contacted by The StarPhoenix say they have or will increase rates by an average of $20 to $30 per month in the coming months. More

Daycare option is back on the table at The Boardwalk
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Residents may cause a stink as Waterloo Region's landfill liaison committee debates the possibility of a daycare near the local landfill. Owners of The Boardwalk project are planning an extension that would include two office buildings and possibly a daycare, but the region and city are eying the daycare option with caution. In first phase of the project in 2009, a stipulation was made that no daycare with outdoor space would be built. More

Demand for child care high
The Lacombe Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An official at a Lacombe day care provider network said the demands for its services are the highest she's seen. Small Wonders Family Day Homes coordinator Kerry Bajema, said they have 40 children from 27 families on this year's wait list. To meet the demand, Small Wonders would have to expand its network of 19 day homes to 30. More

Crunch time for Peel child care task force    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A task force formed to look at Peel Region's continued role in child care delivery is scheduled to hold its final meeting. At that meeting, the task force will aim to formalize a recommendation for Regional Council to vote on. The report proposed the $12 million Peel spends annually to run centres be redirected to licensed non-profit and commercial daycares. More

Mesures restrictives pour protéger les enfants utilisant internet
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Le régulateur américain du commerce a proposé de mettre en place des mesures plus restrictives pour protéger la vie privée des enfants utilisant internet. More

Niagara Region ratifies collective agreement with CUPE Local 1287
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Niagara Region and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE Local 1287, representing over 840 full and part-time clerical, technical, skilled labour and professional Regional employees, have freely negotiated and agreed to a three-year collective agreement. The percentage wage increases for the 36 month period are 0 per cent in the first year, 1 per cent in the second and 2 per cent in the third year for a total cost including wages and benefits of 3.15 per cent over the three years or $1.38 million. More

Should you stay at home or pay for child care?
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is a dilemma over which many parents wrestle: When does it make sense to put your career on hold and look after the kids versus going back to work and forking out the money for child care? Income, career development, the size of the family and the cost of care are some of the factors that play a role in this highly personal choice. More

City loosens childcare regulations
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The City of North Vancouver is making it easier for childcare businesses to open up in residential neighbourhoods. After lively debate, council voted 4-3 to eliminate a few hoops would-be childcare providers must jump through before going into business. Existing bylaws require applicants to go through a public consultation process, submit a traffic plan and attend a public meeting in order to be approved for a business license. Under the new system, a business only has to write a letter to neighbors informing them of their intent as well as hours of operation and peak drop-off and pick-up times. More

Child care announcement 'selfish politics'
Winnipeg Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The New Democrats call it a firm commitment to child care in southwest Winnipeg. The opposition Tories call it 'selfish politics' in a bid to win a coming byelection. Manitoba's governing NDP recently announced that it will fund 65 new child care spaces in the Whyte Ridge area, citing a commitment to add 900 spaces across the province this year. More
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