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The policies, funding and legislation concerning Canadian child care at the federal and provincial level have varied quite significantly over time, giving rise to hope for a universally accessible system just before dismissing it entirely. The child-care climate in Canada...

source: By Jo Ann Iantosca
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Anastasia Hennigar is studying to become a hospital unit clerk at NorQuest College while her 2-year-old daughter is learning about different cultures at a daycare downstairs. Inside the playroom are cultural symbols from around the world....

source: CBC News

Dozens of Ottawa children didn't get the subsidized child-care they were entitled to because the city department that oversees the program ran out of money. The problem? The department had failed to make sure those already receiving...

source: Ottawa Citizen

So, let's see. Maternity leave ends after 12 months, but not all of licensed child-care centres in Nova Scotia accept children younger than 18 months. That leaves parents who are returning to work scrambling.

source: The Chronicle Herald

The Durham Catholic District School Board has wrapped up a long list of projects for 2017, including new classrooms, a new daycare centre and a new continuing education site. A report that went to the board's recent meeting outlines the work completed this year.

source: via Whitby This Week

Preschools and daycare facilities across the city are experiencing a downturn in the number of kids enrolled, despite indicators suggesting there has been no plunge in the city's birth rate in recent years. There are many potential causes for this downturn but Colleen Beazer,...

source: Medicine Hat News

It's Friday morning, and while much of Yukon is starting work, a group of preschoolers in the village of Carcross is playing bingo. It's part of the daily "language nest" at the Haa Yatx'i Hidi early childhood education centre at...

source: CBC News


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