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Marois promises day care for every child by 2016
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Premier Pauline Marois says that by 2016, there will be a $7-a-day day care space for every child in the province who needs one. In an east-end Montreal day care centre, the Centre de la petite enfance Coeurs de l'île, Marois said 28,000 new, additional spaces will be created, adding $261 million a year to the more than $2 billion annual cost of the current network. The new spaces will bring the total to 250,000 subsidized spaces across Quebec. More

Visionary leadership
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The CCCF invites you to take part in a series of unique and current issue webinars focused on Canada's early education and care sector. Space is limited so register early! Inscrivez-vous sans tarder car le nombre de participants est limité! More

15 of 18 Kelowna day cares citied for infractions
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CBC News has learned 15 of 18 Kelowna day cares were found to have infractions during their October inspections by Interior Health. The health authority routinely inspects day cares to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations. The most common problems at the 15 day cares were minor infractions such as leaving electrical outlets uncovered, gauze missing from first aid kits or loose shelving. More

Des repas halal à la garderie
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Pour répondre aux interdits religieux de certaines communautés, dont les musulmans, des centres de la petite enfance servent des repas halal ou végétariens à tous les enfants. La forte présence d'immigrants dans certains quartiers de Montréal a incité des services de garde à faire de tels choix. Au pavillon Henri-Bourassa du CPE Ste-Gertrude, dans Montréal-Nord, un enfant sur deux est de confession musulmane. Le conseil d'administration a adopté des directives concernant l'alimentation. More

Willowbrae aims to be McDonald's of day care
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Just as a big Big Mac in Alberta tastes the same as one purchased in Nova Scotia, Willowbrae Childcare Academy intends to offer parents coast-to-coast consistent and reliable service. Halifax entrepreneur Wayne Cochrane launched the flagship Willowbrae Childcare Academy in Burnside Park in Dartmouth in 2011; a year later, the day care is doubling in size, three more are on tap to open in metro Halifax and 15 other locations are in the works across Canada and the United States. More

1909 nouvelles places en garderie dans Lanaudière
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Le gouvernement Marois a annoncé cette semaine la création de 28,000 nouvelles places à contribution réduite ($7) d'ici la fin de 2016. Parmi ses nouvelles places, 13,000 ont déjà reçu le feu vert, dont 1909 se retrouvent dans Lanaudière. Plus du tiers d'entre elles se trouvent dans la MRC Les Moulins. More

One size doesn't fit all
The Coaster    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you watch Newfoundland TV news programs and/or listen to provincial radio open-line shows, you are definitely aware of the Kallei Rogers case. Kallei was born two years ago with a very rare muscle disease, which means that she requires intensive 24-hours-a-day care. She needs a ventilator to breathe and uses a tube for feeding and to ingest medicine. More

Peterborough child care programs 'Raising the Bar'
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When it comes to providing childcare, Peterborough sets the bar high. With a large portion of child care operators in the city and county achieving top community standards though a local child care initiative this year, an appreciation night is hoped to recognize and honour those who strive to provide the best care possible. The Raising the Bar on Quality Child Care Project, which helps child care centres and workers maintain community standards beyond provincial requirements, is celebrating a milestone this year, as most of the participating child care centres reached a gold-level standing. More

Jean Hamlyn Day Care Centre remains in county budget
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Although there had been several expressions of interest in the Jean Hamlyn Day Care Centre by private day-care providers, there were zero responses to the county's request for proposals (RFP), Community Services chair Ed Crewson told county council recently. His committee report followed committee of the whole discussions of the 2013 budget and a strong plea by Andrea Papavasiliou for the county's retention of the Centre, in which the elementary school teacher drew comparisons of perhousehold costs of a variety of services. More

Councillors take $250,000 from daycare budget to help poorest of the poor
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Services for Ottawa's neediest people won't be cut quite as badly as the city and provincial governments had planned, after a vote by city councillors to put $250,000 extra into the city budget for them. Nobody was happy in City Hall's main committee room. The money is a patch on a $2.5 million problem in the city's $211 million social-services budget, which is mostly underwritten by the provincial government. The way it's supposed to work is that the provincial government funds social programs and the city just administers them. In practice, it means the province can cut social spending and make the city take the heat, which is what happened recently — exactly as it did in the 1990s when the provincial Progressive Conservatives decided to spend less on the poor. More

Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund helps child with Prader-Willi syndrome
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At 2 years old, Muheera Mahmood still can't walk. Prader-Willi syndrome has delayed her growth and development, forcing her mom, who holds a master's degree in food science and technology from Pakistan, to stay home to care for her daughter. "The daycares simply refuse to take her," said Sidra Mahmood, 29, whose full attention is needed for Muheera's care. Prader-Willi is congenital, and while Muheera is trapped in a body that will limit her mental and physical development, Mahmood is trapped in her Toronto home, alone. "Unfortunately, because of the medical condition of my daughter, I can't go back to Pakistan," Mahmood said. "I have no family friends over here so it's very hard for me." More

Breastfeeding mom wants apology from day care that asked her to leave infant room
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It's an unlikely place to face backlash over public breastfeeding, but a Toronto mother says she was repeatedly ordered at a city-run day care to nurse her children in a more private room after a male employee allegedly became uncomfortable. Sheri Hebdon, 36, a lawyer on maternity leave, said she was breastfeeding her 11-month-old twins, Zev and Maya, in the Woodbine Child Care Centre's infant room when she was interrupted by a staff member and told to take her breastfeeding elsewhere because 'this is where children play.' More
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