“It is regrettable that the government, school boards, and other employers still under-appreciate and undervalue the work of early childhood educators and child care workers" said Harvey Bishoff.
early childhood education
In many of kindergarten to Grade 3 classrooms violent behaviour is becoming more common. This article talks about best practices and what teachers can do to address this issue.
Changing the status quo in child care means affordable fees, decent wages and quality non-profit services backed by sustained funding and thorough planning.
Values are slight and transient. You can't really pursue them. They're more like happiness or love: they tend to be by-products or end results of other experiences.
Where are all the women in Canada's labour force?
We know what's required to meet the changing needs of today's families, and how out of reach child care is for too many families. Erika Shaker recounts her own experiences -- in theory and practice.
The question of whether the cost of the prime minister's nannies should come out of the public purse is central to this discussion. In fact, it's the only important discussion we should be having.
Canada's patchwork system of child care could soon change, as many of the major political parties are proposing some form of a national child-care program. So how strong are the promises being made?
In 1970, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women recommended a national child-care program. Fast-forward to 2015, and parents are more desperate than ever for affordable, quality child care.
The economic arguments in favour of public, accessible child care are powerful. Here is a commentary summarizing the many benefits of a universal public child-care program.