Update on BC’s early learning and child care plan

Update on BC’s early learning and child care plan

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”4.14.7″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ global_colors_info=”{}” sticky_enabled=”0″] Child care advocates in BC have updated their roadmap to guide the construction of a fully comprehensive high quality system of early learning and child care in the province. The plan,…

Tina’s story: Want to solve the workforce crisis? Then sign the agreement, Ontario.

Tina’s story: Want to solve the workforce crisis? Then sign the agreement, Ontario.

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”] Directly out of high school, Tina attended college where she trained to become an Early Childhood Educator (ECE). She has served children and their families as an ECE for 26 years. “Child care…

Ontario still the lone holdout for Canada’s system of ELCC: Advocates continue their calls for a good agreement now

Ontario still the lone holdout for Canada’s system of ELCC: Advocates continue their calls for a good agreement now

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”] It has been almost one year since the historic 2021 federal budget announced $30 billion in funding over the next five years to build a Canada-wide system of early learning and child care (ELCC). While 12…

Commercial child care operators object to Nova Scotia’s ELCC plan

Commercial child care operators object to Nova Scotia’s ELCC plan

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What governments in Canada are doing and not doing to protect staff and children in child care centres

What governments in Canada are doing and not doing to protect staff and children in child care centres

Country-wide, many ECEs and child care workers have been forced to work in unsafe conditions. Even with the release of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses, children under five years of age cannot be vaccinated, leaving ECEs and child care workers working in classrooms that are entirely unvaccinated. In many classrooms, particularly where infants and…

Nunavut-Canada agreement puts priority on recruitment and retention of early childhood educators

Nunavut-Canada agreement puts priority on recruitment and retention of early childhood educators

Today Nunavut became the twelfth jurisdiction to enter into Canada-wide early learning and child care agreement with the Government of Canada. This leaves Ontario alone without a federally funded plan to make high quality child care universally affordable and accessible. The Nunavut-Canada agreement will reduce parent fees for licensed child care in the territory by…

Nova Scotia’s plan to transform early learning and child care in the province

Nova Scotia’s child care operators have received a briefing on the provincial government’s proposed approach to building a publicly funded system of early learning and child care so that high quality licensed programs can, over time, be made universally accessible, available, and affordable for all who want them. What follows is a summary of the…

Ontario Advocates Continue to Raise the Alarm on Workforce Shortage and Lack of Decent Work

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) and the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO) hosted a second emergency Roundtable on January 12th, 2022 to discuss the critical shortage of early childhood educators (ECEs) in the province. The meeting followed up on a similar December roundtable.  Carolyn Ferns, OCBCC’s Public Policy and…

Press Release: Child Care Now Nova Scotia is extremely pleased for families

KJIPUKTUK/HALIFAX— Child Care Now Nova Scotia is extremely pleased that parent fees will be reduced more quickly than previously announced. This morning the federal and provincial governments announced that average fees for licensed programs will be reduced by 25 per cent on April 1, 2022 to January 1, 2022, and by a further 25 per cent, on average,…

Organizations come together to discuss the future of early learning and child care in Newfoundland and Labrador

In December of last year, the Jimmy Pratt Foundation, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour, and the Association for Early Childhood Educators NL brought together more than 40 parents, educators, and other advocates for children and families as a first step to building a broad coalition eager to shape the future of child care…

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