Spring 2008—Kids First Submission to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology re: OECD “Starting Strong II” Report

Spring 2008. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - gov sub (PDF): "Submission to Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology RE: The OECD's Review of Child Care and Early Learning in Canada"

New Study from the UK Recommends $100 per Month for Parental Child Care (broken link)

New Study from the UK Recommends $100 per Month for Parental Child Care: “Little Britons: Financing Childcare Choice” “[D]aycare was a long way down the list of priorities for parents in deprived families…formal childcare was actively rejected as inappropriate in…

Thank you Newfoundland and Labrador for leading the way in funding child care equality: $1,000 for birth/adoption and $100/month for first 12 months according to a govenment press release

Thank you Newfoundland and Labrador for leading the way in funding child care equality: $1,000 for birth/adoption and $100/month for first 12 months according to a govennment press release: May 2, 2008. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - media release…

Thank you to Newfoundland and Labrador for leading the way in funding parental child care: $1,000 for birth/adoption and $100/month for the first 12 months

Thank you to Newfoundland and Labrador for leading the way in funding parental child care: $1,000 for birth/adoption and $100/month for the first 12 months:May 2, 2008, Government of Newfoundland - news release (web): "Province Unveils New Benefits to Support…

Watch your language! A word on words: "work", "stay-at-home mum", "single-earner

In the income-splitting and child-care debates, it is important not to devalue the work parents—especially women—do looking after our own children or any other form of unpaid, uncommodified work. The daycare lobby devalues this work already—we do not need to…

Care Control Revolution: UK moves away from state control of care decisions to provide direct cash benefits to elderly and disabled for care costs—why not parents? (broken link)

Care Control Revolution: UK moves away from state control of care decisions to provide direct cash benefits to elderly and disabled for care costs—why not parents? The Health Minister calls this a “radical transfer of power from the state to…

A fairer way to fund child care: Montreal Gazette. 1-5 are in daycare centres (broken link)

A fairer way to fund child care (broken link): Montreal Gazette. Correction to info in article: Quebec pays up to $60/day/child ($15,700/yr) to daycare centres to subsidize operation costs. Regulation, capital, training, etc are additional costs. Only 21% of Quebec…

Major study from University of London, England: What is known about the long-term economic impact of centre-based early childhood interventions?

Major study from University of London, England: What is known about the long-term economic impact of centre-based early childhood interventions? “Politicians and policy-makers should stop basing the case for expanding early years provision on old, inaccurate and decontextualized data about…