Mould, Pesticides, Toxic Chemical Exposures Reported in Survey of Canadian Child Care Professionals

Nearly half of some 2,000 professionals in child care programs across Canada who responded to a recent national survey report unhealthy conditions for children, according to data released on national Healthy Environments for Learning Day (HELD). Educators, support staff, administrators and others in oversight roles replied to the survey on a wide range of environmental…

Ottawa park named after Early Childhood Educator, Cindy Mitchell

Ottawa park named after Early Childhood Educator, Cindy Mitchell

Ottawa City Council has approved the renaming of Sir Wilfred Laurier Park to Cindy Mitchell Park on April 13, 2022. This renaming is in recognition of Cindy Mitchell’s extensive service to the community. Mitchell was an Early Childhood Educator, working at Bettye Hyde Nursery for 27 years, where she retired in 2020. Mitchell is known…

What federal budget 2022 said about early learning and child care

What federal budget 2022 said about early learning and child care

Federal Budget 2022, tabled on April 7, 2022, says the federal government’s previously announced $30 billion investment in early learning and child care (ELCC) will achieve “‘a marked improvement in labour market participation by women with children.” However, child care advocates say this objective may not be met because Budget 2022 does too little to…

Media Release: Child care advocates celebrate the signing of thirteen Canada-wide early learning and child care agreements

Child care advocates celebrate the signing of the Canada-Ontario child care funding agreement, but also warn that the Ontario government’s implementation plan is not yet adequate to achieve the promised 86,000 new licensed spaces. “It will be impossible for Ontario to deliver on the much-needed expansion of licensed child care without very big improvements in…

Parent fees reduced in Northwest Territories: Space expansion the next hurdle

Parent fees reduced in Northwest Territories: Space expansion the next hurdle

The governments of Canada and Northwest Territories (NWT) recently announced that fees for regulated child care programs for children under 6 years of age will be reduced by an average of 50 per cent. This reduction is retroactive to January 1, 2022, twelve months ahead of the fee reduction schedule set out in the Canada-NWT…

Advocates in Nova Scotia call for proper compensation and benefits for early childhood educators

Advocates in Nova Scotia call for proper compensation and benefits for early childhood educators

[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=”{}”] Child Care Now Nova Scotia recently launched The Time is Now campaign to improve the compensation and working conditions of the province’s early childhood educators (ECEs).  The Nova Scotia government’s federal-provincial early learning…

Universal child care essential to the transition to a clean economy

Universal child care essential to the transition to a clean economy

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Child Care Now calls on federal government to introduce a child care capital expansion program to support creation of promised 200,000 new licensed spaces

Child Care Now’s submission to the Department of Finance’s 2022 pre budget consultation says the federal government’s promise of at least 200,000 new licensed early learning and child care spaces over the next five years cannot be realized without a federal capital expansion program.  “The existing federal commitments are insufficient to cover the capital cost…

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