“Real choice” in child care through direct funding to parents is championed by leading child development researcher internationally (broken link)

“Real choice” in child care through direct funding to parents is championed by leading child development researcher internationally: Effects of Child Care on Child Development: Give Parents Real Choice (broken link) by Jay BelskyInstitute for the Study of Children, Families…

Excerpts from the Report, "Breakthrough Britain: The Next Generation," and Kids First Commentary

Excerpts from the Executive Summary September, 8 2008. Dr Samantha et. al. The Centre for Social Justice - report: "The Next Generation Report: Early Years Commission Report" (download full report PDF here) [from p4] Current Government policy for the early…

Parent-Child Attachment Now a Political Issue in Britain. New Report from ex-leader of Conservatives says government should stop pressuring parents to use daycare centres

Parent-Child Attachment Now a Political Issue in Britain. New Report from ex-leader of Conservatives says government should stop pressuring parents to use daycare centres London Times Online editorial by report sponsor, former Conservative Party Leader, Iain Duncan Smith: “Think tank:…

Sweden to Fund Parental Child Care–Reverses Decades of Discrimination (broken link)

The Swedish Parents' group, Föreningen Barnens Rätt Till Föräldrarnas Tid (approximately the Association for the Right of Children to Their Parents) is a sister-organization to Kids First. It is part of the Swedish "parents' rebellion" that has collected over 50,000…

Kids First submission to BC Early Learning Agency on all-day schooling for 3 to 5 year olds

Kids First submission to BC Early Learning Agency on all-day schooling for 3 to 5 year olds: July 5, 2008. Helen Ward. Kids Fist Parent Association of Canada - government submission: "Comments" (PDF) This document can also be found in…

Background to All-Day Kindergarten: The “Integration” Agenda to Merge Daycare and School

Analysis by Kids First of the “Blueprint Paper” for Child & Family Policy by the OECD, UNESCO and World Bank. Quotes from, links to, and Kids First commentary on the key ideological strategy document behind daycare and all-day kindergarten: STATED…

Brown advisor calls for tax breaks for stay-at-home mums after warning over nurseries

Brown advisor calls for tax breaks for stay-at-home mums after warning over nurseries (broken link): UK PM’s policy advisor, Jay Belsky, cites negative effects of centre-based care and asks for funding for parental child care “on humanitarian grounds.”