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.…

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…

Swedish daycare is VERY costly at $27,000/yr/child age 1-5 and very undemocratic. (broken link)

Swedish response to Globe and Mail article praising Swedish daycare system (broken link): Swedish daycare is VERY costly at $27,000/yr/child age 1-5 and very undemocratic. TAXES to pay for it are so high that almost no parents cannot afford to…

Government Lying Again to Parents About the High Quality of Daycare

The federal government is again claiming that it funds "High Quality" early learning and child care. However the evidence from studies of daycare quality conducted by daycare advocates, and from peer-reviewed empirical studies shows that the majority of licensed daycare…

Daycare Staff: Child Ratios and Group-Size Laws Harm Kids

Peer-reviewed research on the effect of daycare ratios and group size shows that at current ratios and group sizes approximately 50% of children in daycare centres will not receive "appropriate care-giving" or "developmentally appropriate activities.""Thresholds of Quality: Implications for the…