Does Daycare Lower ‘Child Poverty’ and Get Mums into Jobs? Quebec Experiment Results: No

Data from "ECEC 2004" published by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit at the University of Torontohttp://www.childcarecanada.org/ECEC2004/index.html#tocQUEBEC Regulated daycare expenditure: $1.56 billion."Spaces" are available for only 29.9% of kids age 0-12. (Quebec would have to triple expenses to $4.5 billion…

Daycare staff:child ratios & “quality”: bad and getting worse (broken link)

Articles and Research by Kids First—Volume 3 (July 21, 2005) The Federal Government is pushing the provinces to sign on to their national daycare funding agreement. Some spin doctorate has come up with the acronym "QUAD" : Quality, Universality, Accountability,…

“Appropriate” Staff:Child Ratios in “Quality” Daycare: A Politically Sensitive Topic (broken link)

Articles and Research by Kids First—Volume 2 (July 18, 2005) By Helen Ward, President, Kids First Parent Association of Canada © The tax-funded daycare lobby publicly admit quality in daycare is bad: Most government-regulated child care in Canada "is of…

Swedish Government Report Critiques Daycare Conditions: Articles and Research by Kids First—Volume 1 (broken link)

(July 15, 2005) Swedish Government Report Critiques Daycare Conditions By Helen Ward, President, Kids First Parent Association of Canada © Canadian daycare advocates hold Swedish daycare to be a model for Canada. The pro-corporate Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation…

Kids First Guest Blog (July 11, 2005)

Motherlove, crime and addiction: lessons learned from lab rats By Chella Turnbull © Crime in urban North America has taken on a new character lately. The elderly, the helpless, and charities are now the new targets. People in Vancouver were…

Premier advances N.B. position on federal gas tax return, child-care funding

Office of the Premier—May 30, 2005SAINT JOHN (CNB)—Premier Bernard Lord promoted the province's position on federal child-care funding and the gas tax return to New Brunswick during his speech to the Kennebecasis Valley Chamber of Commerce tonight. Lord said the…