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The CCCF invites you to take part in a series of unique and current issue webinars focused on Canada's early education and care sector. Space is limited so register early! Inscrivez-vous sans tarder car le nombre de participants est limité ! More

Quebec's language law to be extended to daycare
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Immigrants to Quebec who want to send their children to daycare will soon have to find a French-language centre, says the province's family minister. The measure will be part of legislation to be tabled this fall that is aimed at toughening Bill 101, Nicole Leger told The Canadian Press. Quebec has various types of child care centres and it is not immediately clear whether the new legislation will apply to all of them. More

Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
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Here are is the Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education — 2012 Recipients List More

Health agencies suggest young children should get flu shots
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A recent decision by the Ontario Liberal government to allow pharmacies to administer flu shots is allowing more people than ever to get the vaccine — and advisory committees are now suggesting that young children could suffer severe consequences from the seasonal flu. More

Dealing with toddler biting
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You go to pick up your toddler at day care and are devastated to learn that he bit another child that day. If it's any consolation, biting is pretty common among young children but it does need to be dealt with. It is also the most common reason kids get expelled from daycare. So when you are choosing a day care, ask about their biting policy. If they have none, be leery. Qualified day care staff will know that biting is not unusual and will be trained to handle the situation. More

Foreign nanny shortage could open door to European-style child-care program
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Worried the government's once popular foreign live-in caregiver program is becoming a dismal failure, nanny matchmaker agencies are beginning to tune in to the possibilities of 'au pairing' — a European child-care model in which young travellers billet with families while taking care of their children. It's thought to be a low-cost, low-risk alternative for Canadian parents struggling to meet their child-care needs. More

De Courcy: Loi 101 dans les garderies
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Le gouvernement du Parti québécois (PQ) revient sur les déclarations de sa ministre de la Famille, Nicole Léger. Sa collègue, la ministre responsable de la Charte de la langue française, Diane De Courcy, soutient qu'il est hors de question, pour l'instant, d'appliquer la loi 101 dans les garderies de la province. More

Wotherspoon presents plans for education, child care
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A provincial NDP government under Trent Wotherspoon would change numerous aspects of child care and education in Saskatchewan, the party leadership hopeful and Regina Opposition MLA says. Wotherspoon's policy also includes about a dozen other changes, including making full-day kindergarten available provincewide; increasing child care spaces and capping fees; upping the number of teachers and educational assistants; and establishing a northern Saskatchewan public policy institute. More

Study: Free fruit program in schools cuts down children's junk food intake
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Norwegian children attending schools where free fruit was on offer ate less junk food and drank less soda than before the fruit was available, according to a new study that also found kids from disadvantaged households seemed to benefit the most. Although fruit promotion programs are thought to succeed in getting kids to eat more fruit, it's been unclear whether children were just adding those snacks on top of what they were already eating. More

Weighing the pros and cons of maternity leave when you're the boss
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Victoria Sopik is co-founder and chief executive of Kids & Company, a national, corporate-sponsored childcare provider. She is also the mother of eight children ranging in age from 16 to 27 and a lifelong entrepreneur. She recalls signing paycheques in her hospital bed after having baby number three. And baby number six was at the zoo the same day he was born because Ms. Sopik owned a camp at that time and the camp kids were at the zoo and she needed to check on them. "I've never taken a day of maternity leave," Ms. Sopik says. More

Free child care service provides 'angels' to cancer victims    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Thornhill resident Dana Kendal thought she could cope with recovering from breast cancer while looking after two children without a nanny. But when the time came, she found it difficult. Her sister-in-law, Susan Kendal, suggested she try a service called The Nanny Angel Network, a group of volunteers who provide free child care to mothers with breast cancer. Ms Kendal ended up using the service from January to March of this year. The network sent her a volunteer named Rozanna Edwards, who came and played with her daughter and took her skating. More

CFB Shilo's day care centre expands
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A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening of a new natural play space and the expansion of CFB Shilo's day care centre will place at the base. A total of 28 new day care spaces were added to the facility, a spokesperson said in a release. The space was created within the existing building area. The natural play space provides a playground area incorporating as many natural elements as possible. More

Australia: Grandparents save parents $88 million in child care
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Grandparents are saving families $88 million in childcare costs in NSW each year, with nans and pops in affluent suburbs more likely to be left holding the babies. About 200,000 grandparents provide 12.7 hours of unpaid, informal care for children in NSW each week, according to research by the Council of the Ageing NSW. About 10 per cent of people aged over 65 look after their grandchildren while in some Sydney electorates almost one in five grandparents provide regular unpaid childcare. More
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