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The child tax credit Grinch who stole Christmas
Northumberland Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There won't be any Christmas for her grandson Dawson, 7, or her great nephew John Charles Archer, 3 1/2, says Cobourg resident Eletha Varrette. She says that's because Canada Revenue has cut the child tax credit for these two children for whom she cares and has legal custody. Since October, Varrette says she has been fighting with the federal government department to reinstate the monthly child tax credit of $859, providing them with documentation from day care, doctors, the courts and even the Children's Aid Society to convince them that the boys reside with her. More

Manitoba Child Care Association 2013 Annual Conference
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Please check out MCCA's website for conference details. Information will be added as we confirm itineraries, schedules, presenters, etc. Conference brochures will be mailed out to all MCCA members in February, ensure you renew your membership by Jan. 14 so you don't miss out on receiving your conference brochure and attending conference at the member rate. More

Parents irate over school boundary changes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Does it make sense to bus a student three kilometres if they can walk to their local school in under five minutes? That's the question a number of parents are asking the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). More

Local churches step up to provide day care
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While the one-day strike is over for Niagara public elementary teachers, job action continues and the possibility of future strike action is very real. Two Grimsby churches want local parents to know that they are ready to provide day care services for local children in the event of another strike. More

Detention centres no place for migrant children, critics argue
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CBC News has learned that over the past year 289 migrant children have been held in detention centres in Canada, many of whom were under the age of 10. The numbers, provided to the CBC by the Canada Border Services Agency, include children held with parents seeking asylum in Canada and also deportees waiting to leave. Detention is usually based on one of two grounds: either the CBSA is not satisfied with a person's proof of identity, or an officer believes the family is at risk of absconding. More

Garderies: Québec n'a pas considéré le privé, dit Bachand
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Le Parti québécois a fait fausse route, cet automne, en annonçant la création de nouvelles places en garderie subventionnées uniquement dans les centres de la petite enfance (CPE), estime Raymond Bachand. De passage à Laval après-midi, le député d'Outremont et candidat à la direction du Parti libéral du Québec s'est attaqué au gouvernement Marois dans sa gestion du dossier des garderies. voir plus

Dreams of universal child care under NDP collide with party's plan for fiscal restraint
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One of the biggest challenges facing the New Democrats in putting together a platform for the next election is how to square their long-standing support for universal child care with the cost of doing anything about it. Party leader Adrian Dix and his colleagues are under pressure to endorse 'the community plan for a public system of integrated early child care and learning,' a.k.a. the $10-a-day child care plan. More

Willowbrae Childcare Academy expands in City of Lakes Business Park
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Construction is underway to expand Willowbrae Childcare Academy on Garland Avenue in the City of Lakes Business Park. "The response to Willowbrae has been terrific," says Wayne Cochrane, president and CEO. "We have a long waiting list and are planning a second building at our current location to accommodate." More

Study: Parents not nearly interested enough in children's life in day care
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Parents have very little knowledge of their children's day-to-day activities in day care, a new study finds. Nearly 1.5 million children in Canada grow up with day care workers taking care of many of their daily needs. While parents hope that day care providers will let them know what goes on while their children are in care, a new study finds that the majority of parents 'ought to be more involved in the day care experience, a major component of their child's development.' More

La facilitation de l'apprentissage chez l'enfant grâce à l'activité motrice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
En tant qu'intervenant en psychomotricité auprès des enfants depuis de nombreuses années, je constate un phénomène de plus en plus apparent soit celui de l'importance de l'activité motrice afin de favoriser l'apprentissage chez l'enfant. J'ai donc pensé vous partager ma propre expérience et mes opinions sur le sujet, le tout basé sur des centaines d'interventions et d'observations que j'ai effectué au fil du temps. More

Prepare kids for emergency
Sooke News Mirror    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a disaster children, regardless of age, will be scared and confused due to the chaos occurring. Disasters happen at any time and in any place and families are not always together; children may be at school, at day care or at a sports game. More

Wisconsin day care closes, gives parents 24-hour notice
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Wonderfully Made Child Development Center closed its doors recently, leaving about 50 families scrambling to find places for their kids in 24 hours and other day care centres juggling to provide room. Wonderfully Made owner Dawn Paglini told a Daily Herald Media reporter that her staff has been been working without pay for eight weeks and they've finally had enough, leaving her no alternative but to shut down. She blamed the sudden closing on her husband of four months, 45-year-old Timothy Swinea, who she claimed mismanaged the business. More
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