Daycare Lobby
Kids First Parents Association of Canada

Daycare Lobbying by HELP

Daycare lobby "research" (none of it peer-reviewed) is being used to promote more institutional child care. The following papers by HELP—the Human Early Learning Partnership are...

2009—15 by 15: A Comprehensive Policy Framework for Early Human Capital Investment in BC—written for the BC Business Council by Hertzman, P. Kershaw, L. Anderson, and B. Warburton

SYNOPSIS: This report makes the unexplained and undefined claim that nearly 30% of children are "vulnerable." This "problem" will be fixed by putting billions into institutional child care. This will save BC over $400 BILLION and save Canada $3.1 TRILLION.
Presentation to Federal Finance Committee

2007—Measuring Up: Family Benefits in British Columbia and Alberta in International Perspective —by P. Kershaw

SYNOPSIS: The report claims that more spending on institutional child care is needed because double-income families get a larger "benefit package" than single income families and those on welfare. The spending is also to create incentives for mothers to get full-time jobs to meet so-called "gender equity" goals. Excluded from the calculations are: governments' cost of subsidizing daycare and parents' cost of forgoing paid work to do unwaged child care.


Other BC Daycare Lobbying

Early Childhood Educators of BC

More daycare lobby links at http://www.ecebc.ca/resources/links.html

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