Licensed child care providers: how hard has COVID-19 hit you or your centre?

This urgent message is for you, if you are: a director, owner or manager of a licensed or regulated child care centre or a family child care provider of a licensed or regulated home child care If you are not, but know someone who is, please share this page. Between centre closures, unavailable staff and… Continue reading Licensed child care providers: how hard has COVID-19 hit you or your centre?

Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

This flagship report from Eurofound, Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services, brings together in-depth contributions in the area of the quality of society and public services, based mainly on research carried out since 2016. Recognizing the fact that the quality of people’s lives is profoundly influenced by their access to… Continue reading Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

Toolkit: Candidate Meeting Report Form

Candidate Meeting Report Form   Please use this online submission form to submit your report to Child Care Now   Form text below for your reference. Candidate’s Name:    _______________________________ Candidate’s Riding:   _______________________________ Candidate’s Party:      _______________________________ Names of child care advocates who attended the meeting, and their contact information. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Did the candidate allow you to take… Continue reading Toolkit: Candidate Meeting Report Form

Toolkit: Candidate Meeting Checklist

Candidate Meeting Checklist Before the meeting o  Review the “Speaking points: What to say in your candidate meeting” and the “Affordable Child Care for All Plan” in this kit. o  Add notes about the specific situation in the candidate’s province/ territory. For instance, you can use the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)  parent fee… Continue reading Toolkit: Candidate Meeting Checklist

Toolkit: All-candidates’ meetings – questions on child care

All-candidates’ meetings – questions on child care One of the best ways to make sure child care is addressed at an all-candidate’s meeting is to ask candidates a question.  Here’s an example.   Preamble (if there is time for one, make these points): Numerous studies have established that making affordable, high-quality early learning and child… Continue reading Toolkit: All-candidates’ meetings – questions on child care

Toolkit: Speaking Points and Letters – What to say to your candidate

Speaking Points: What to say in your candidate meeting Introduction Introduce yourselves: say what you do and where you are from Thank the candidate for meeting with you Confirm how long you have for the meeting Say that you are here as part of a coalition of parents, educators and organizations concerned about the child… Continue reading Toolkit: Speaking Points and Letters – What to say to your candidate

Toolkit: Using Social Media

Using Social Media Social media can be a great way to: highlight the issue of the lack of affordable, quality child care; engage others with the issue; draw attention to a meeting with a candidate. Tip for using social media: Always ask permission when posting a photo of someone other than yourself; Be positive and… Continue reading Toolkit: Using Social Media