Canadian Daycare Research

The "You Bet I Care!" research was done for the federal government. There were 4 studies released in about 2000. They were done by top daycare lobbyists. The reports contain reliable evidence of:- high vacancy rates (study 1)- inadequate quality…

Animal Studies Find Many Lasting Harms Caused by Maternal Deprivation Part II

multiple dates - multiple peer-reviewed research papers - posted at Science Direct - MATERNAL DEPRIVATION"Maternal deprivation produces abrupt increases in HPA axis activity as indicated by elevations in the serum concentrations of corticosterone (the rodent equivalent to cortisol) and ACTH,…

Animal Studies Find Many Lasting Harms Caused by Maternal Deprivation Part I

Maternal deprivation has a mild negative effect on rats' social behaviour as adolescents and adults, more so for malesSeptember 2018. Jiska Kentrop1, Claire R. Smid1, E. J. M. Achterberg2, et. al. Behavioural Neuroscsience - (peer reviewed research): "Effects of Maternal…

Daycare Leads to Increased Crime: Peer-Reviewed Research

Peer-reviewed research contradicts daycare proponents and governments' claims that daycare benefits children and society: Quebec daycare system has led to higher youth crime August 2019 - peer-reviewed empirical research - by Drs. Michael Baker (U of T), Jonathan Gruber (MIT),…

Charges Laid In “Baby Mac” Daycare Death – Government Is Also At Fault

August 2020. Vancouver Sun - web: Charges laid in 2017 death of toddler at unlicensed East Vancouver daycareSee PDF copy here           Kids First was consulted by the lawyers for this family in 2018 regarding their case against the government.…

Daycare Lobby Pushes For More Money Using COVID Recovery as Pretext to Fund Doomed Industry

Daycare has always caused serious infection risks for children and their families according to the peer reviewed research. Now COVID-19 causes fear in parents and staff, dramatically reducing attendance as well as labour supply. Governments have established 'safety' protocols for…

CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos – “Thoughts on forestalling the coming childcare crisis”

June 24, 2020 - CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos - by Ken Boessenkool organizer with Liberal and Conservative parties and Jennifer Robson Carlton University professor and policy advisor - "Thoughts on forestalling the coming childcare crisis"https://www.cdhowe.org/intelligence-memos/boessenkool-robson-%E2%80%93-thoughts-forestalling-coming-childcare-crisis Or see PDF here…

“National child-care strategy will be a lynch pin of economic recovery”, says Martha Friendly

June 19, 2020 - CBC  radio The Sunday Edition - interview with a top daycare lobbyist - "National child-care strategy will be a lynch pin of economic recovery", says Martha Friendly: We don't know what the fall out will be…

Washing their Hands of Responsibility—Keeping Daycare Centres Clean: The Impossible Dream?

Can mere mortals maintain even the draconian hand-washing regime required of daycare staff (and babies and children) to prevent spread of disease WHILE ALSO providing sensitive responsive care to a group of up to 25+ children? Try this at Home…

Inadequate Daycare Quality (broken link)

2008 Canadian Paediatric Society position statement - Health implications of children in child care centres Part A: Canadian trends in child care, behaviour and developmental outcomes (broken link) The report states a 1998 questionnaire study of 325 Canadian daycare centres…