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You Bet We Still Care!
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The You Bet We Still Care! project focuses on surveying the early childhood education and care sector. Detailed HR data on the ECEC workforce will be collected. Survey findings will be used to develop recommendations to improve HR practices. The survey will be released at the end of May 2012. For summary information on the project please see the You Bet We Still Care! survey promotional flyer and project summary. Detailed information on the project is provided below. More

Website eases search for decent childcare
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When Pam Pierlot couldn't find a nanny or daycare for her two children, she did something about it. "I couldn't find any daycares on the government website," Pierlot said. "I would phone daycare after daycare only to find out there was a waiting list. "It was a time-consuming process and I thought there has to be a better way of doing this, so I created my website". More

Parents scramble after CAW daycare closure announced in Windsor
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After finishing her 3-to-11 p.m. shift at Accucaps, single mom Christine Winter drives to CAW Community Child Care to get her four children — sleeping on small cots in dark, quiet rooms — for a hushed drive home and a tuck-in. It's a daily ritual — essential to her keeping a job and getting quality care for her kids — that's been upended with a recent announcement that the daycare will close Sept. 30. The Winters are one of 173 families with 244 children at the daycare who will be scrambling to find a replacement. It's one of the few daycares in the region that offers night-time service. More

Child care or college tuition: Which family expense is rising faster?
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For many families, the costs of child care and college are obviously intertwined. Parents pay for the former so that they can work and save up enough — to help pay for the latter. It's not news that the prices of both of these essential expenses are rising. But which is climbing the fastest? More

Kenora council opts out of child care
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Following a half-dozen deputations from parents of children in city-run day care, workers at the Castle of Learning Children's Discovery Centre and union leaders representing 17 employees running nearly an hour, council voted 5-2 to shutter the city run program and affiliated after school and summer camps at its regular monthly meeting. More

Getting over first-day jitters
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Whatever their age, students are likely to approach the first day of school with a mixture of eagerness and apprehension — particularly when they're starting a new level. It's always hard saying goodbye to summer and hello to new coursework. But whether they're kids entering kindergarten or university freshmen, here's some of what students can expect. More

Let kids choose from range of healthy snack-style choices for school lunch
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Making lunches for their school-age children seems to be the bane of most parents' existence. But packing nutritious food that kids will eat doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. Registered dietitian Shannon Crocker finds herself in the same boat as many parents with two young sons of her own, one of whom is a picky eater. More

PQ promises a daycare spot for every child
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The Parti Quebecois made an expensive promise when leader Pauline Marois hit the campaign trail: one subsidized daycare spot for every child who wants one. At a stop in Terrebonne, the PQ leader put forward a plan to create an additional 30,000 spots in the province's Centre de la petite enfance system. Estimated to cost $177 million, Marois also promised to reverse a hike in daycare fees proposed by Liberal Party leader Jean Charest and keep fees to $7 per day. More

Aboriginal kids suffer more accidental injuries than others
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A new report says aboriginal children suffer from unintentional injuries serious enough to require hospitalization at twice the rate of other kids in Canada. The Statistics Canada report is based on five years of national data gathered from 2001-2002 to 2005-2006. More

Window screens don't stop kids from falling out, health officials warn
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Aileen Busanic was in the kitchen washing dishes last weekend when she heard a loud crash and a piercing scream coming from her four-year-old daughter Sophia. The terrified mother rushed into the living room to find that her only child had fallen through a screen window and plunged 20-feet onto concrete before tumbling onto the grass. More

Couch-potato kids are biggest child health problem in the U.S., adults say
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Adults across the U.S. rate not getting enough exercise as the top health concern for children in 2012, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. In the poll's annual top 10 list, a nationwide sample of adults were asked to identify the top 10 biggest health concerns for kids in their communities. For the first time, not enough exercise was rated by most adults at the top of the list (39 per cent). That was followed closely by childhood obesity (38 per cent) and smoking and tobacco use (34 per cent). More
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