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…

Robin’s Story: Why Canada’s system of early learning and child care must address workforce compensation

Robin has been working in Alberta as an early childhood educator (ECE) since 1999. During this time, Robin has observed many initiatives, but none quite like the federal government’s decision to spend $30 billion over the next five years on building a universal system of early learning and child care.  The recent Canada-Alberta child care…

Ontario’s emergency roundtable highlights urgently needed change in the early childhood sector

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) and the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO), hosted an hour-long emergency Roundtable on December 15th, 2021 in response to the critical shortage of Early Childhood Educators (ECES) in the province.  The shortfalls in the supply of regulated child care in Ontario have been exacerbated…

Media Release: Child Care Now on Canada-NB Canada-Wide Child Care Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Child care advocates say new funding set out in Canada-New Brunswick child care agreement must be used to make big changes over next five years OTTAWA,  DECEMBER 13, 2021– Child Care Now, Canada’s national child care advocacy organization, welcomed the announcement today that parent fees for licensed child care services in New…

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