Website offers anonymous child-care reviews (broken link)

Website offers anonymous child-care reviews (broken link): A CBC story about a new website where parents can comment anonymously on daycares or schools. The daycare and school establishment is opposed (of course!). Sharon Gregson (see article) is on the Vancouver…

High-quality affordable daycare? There’s never enough money or staff (broken link)

High-quality affordable daycare? There’s never enough money or staff. Alberta Liberal and NDP MLAs and daycare operators oppose Alberta’s effort to slightly improve the quality of infant daycare. “Day-care operators leery of new rules (broken link):” Calgary Herald (Sept 20,…

15 children per staff —Staff:child ratio recommendations for 3-5 year olds by daycare lobby OECD, Martha Friendly et al

15 children per staff—Staff:child ratio recommendations for 3-5 year olds by daycare lobby OECD, Martha Friendly et al June 2009. Martha Friendly. Childcare Resource and Research Centre - research paper (PDF): "Ratios for four and five year olds: What does…

Ontario teacher speaks out against all-day kindergarten

"I am very concerned about the growing trend toward institutionalizing children as soon as possible and keeping them institutionalized as long as possible. This is an alarming trend, and, as a teacher, I see its negative results every day—kids who…

High Costs and Low Quality: Quebec government study finds 73% of licensed daycare there is of minimal or lower quality (broken link)

High Costs and Low Quality Quebec government study finds 73% of licensed daycare there is of minimal or lower quality.The OECD find “a problem of quality” and “deteriorating quality” in Swedish daycare—yet holds it up as a model for all…