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

[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=”4.14.9″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ global_colors_info=”{}” sticky_enabled=”0″] The BC government can accelerate the province’s transition to both universal child care and a clean economy by taking an intersectional approach to child care and environmental policy change, say the…

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…

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

[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=”4.14.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”] –Some commercial operators mobilize to oppose change. Child care advocates welcomed Nova Scotia’s recently announced plan to transform how licensed child care services are funded and managed, but the province’s commercial providers say…

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…

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