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Child care a surefire investment for government
The Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Imagine an investment where you can receive a 40 per cent rebate, then get an annual rate of return from seven per cent to 16 per cent with a guarantee of at least a 300 per cent to 400 per cent overall return of the initial investment in the first 10 years. Does this sound too good to be true? 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

Canada's only outdoor day care program allows children to connect with nature
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Nestled along the Carp ridge, tall pines and maple trees beckon. Streams glide through the forest's leafy base, and rocky ledges burst into plain sight. Every morning, rain or shine, doors of the Carp Ridge Forest Preschool open, and a group of children tumble out into the daylight. More

Parent resources for professionals
The Child & Family Partnership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Bounce Back and Thrive! (BBT) resiliency skills training program for parents was being developed, we were fortunate to work directly with parents to create and pilot a variety of resources that professionals can now use in their work with families. More

Local early childhood educators get awards of excellence
The Kitchener-Waterloo Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There are not many jobs where you get to play at work, have snacks each day and occasionally wear your pyjamas to work. It's the kind of job Julie Detenbeck loves. She's a teacher at Lakeshore Co-operative Nursery School in Waterloo — a job she's held for 26 years. More

Children's Games a hit in Durham
The Toronto Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The annual Durham Regional Police Children's Games celebrated its 28th edition recently at the Pickering Recreation Complex. Despite the grey skies and threatening weather there was no shortage of fun and laughter as some very special athletes stepped out to have some fun. More

The day care dilemma
The Packet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Brenda Eddy of Clarenville welcomes you into her home, it's immediately noticeable you're entering a kid-friendly environment. Soft mats line the floor as a barricade with rounded edges locks off the stairwell of her and her husband's split-entry home. More

Clock ticking on county day care decision    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If the county sells its stake in the Jean Hamlyn Day Care Centre, it will cost Dufferin taxpayers about $325,000 in severance pay. That would be a one-time hit, however, opposed to the accumulating losses the county operated childcare centre in Orangeville could place on Dufferin's financial books year after year. More

For children, safety first: On playgrounds, use impact-friendly wood
The National Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
I'm always talking about different ways to make your home better, healthier and safer. You know the saying 'think outside the box?' Well, it's important to think outside the home — especially if we're talking about children's safety. Taking care of your kids goes beyond the walls of your house. Playing outdoors is an important part of growing up, and it helps children develop strong social skills and self confidence. More

Educating children earlier seen as key in the dropout battle
The Montreal Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Education Minister Marie Malavoy to the Conseil supérieur de l'éducation, the province's education experts are turning to 4-year-olds in their battle against Quebec's high dropout rate. The problem is enormous: Nearly one in three Montreal high-school students leaves school before graduating, ill-equipped to join a workplace that puts a premium on knowledge. More

Child care zones grow in Port Moody
Tri City News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Child care facilities can now expand into different areas of Port Moody after council passed a zoning bylaw amendment at its recent meeting. The change means child care is a permitted use in all one-family residential and development acreage zones for up to 10 children. It will also allow child care use in some commercial and comprehensive development zones for facilities that would look after more than 10 kids at a time. More

Children sick at AGO expected to be OK
680 News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Five children were taken to hospital after falling sick at the Art Gallery of Ontario recently. The children, aged 11 to 12, were taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms after the five children complained of nausea and one child fainted. More
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