Canadian Teens Out-Score OECD Average and Sweden on Academic Tests

Canadian Teens Out-Score OECD Average and Sweden on Academic Tests. See charts on page 60-64 of “Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study The Performance of Canada’s Youth in Science, Reading and Mathematics: 2006 First Results for Canadians…

Daycare Bill C-303 Update Nov 2007: Liberal MP’s Letter Reveals Bill C-303 is about Political Games, not Keeping “Big Box” Daycare Chains Out

Daycare Bill C-303 Update Nov 2007: Liberal MP’s Letter Reveals Bill C-303 is about Political Games, not Keeping “Big Box” Daycare Chains Out (download PDF here)

Working Mothers: Most mothers are not at full-time paid jobs

WORKING MOTHERS Most mothers are not at full-time paid jobs. Only about 6%—not 70% as we are told—of mothers of children under 3 are at full time jobs.These graphs (download PDF here) present a breakdown of mothers’ labour force participation…

Article: “Parents of babies to be given ‘learning diaries’ so experts can monitor children”

May 29, 2007. Daily Mail - article (web): "Parents of babies to be given 'learning diaries' so experts can monitor children" This article about new Orwellian tactics was brought to our attention via Sweden. It seems there is money for…

Another tax-funded daycare lobby cash cow feeding at the “child care” trough (broken link)

Another government funded and actually Federal Government run daycare lobby outfit is the federal Child Care Human Resources Sector Council.In 2006 it received $811,966 from the Federal Government and $490,351 in 2005: 2005-2006 Annual Report, p. 8 (PDF)It states it…

Comments on Child Care Spaces Report

Comments on Child Care Spaces Report: Mar 30, 2007. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - res & comm (PDF: "Comments on THe Child Care Spaces Report" Original report: https://www.worldcat.org/title/child-care-spaces-recommendations-supporting-canadian-children-families-addressing-the-gap-between-the-supply-and-demand-for-high-quality-child-care-report-from-the-ministerial-advisory-committee-on-the-government-of-canadas-child-care-spaces-initiative-submitted-to-the-hon-monte-solberg-minister-of-human-resources-and-social-development/oclc/758628443

New Vanier Institute Report – Kids First Summary

The Rise in the Number of Children and Adolescents Who Exhibit Problematic Behaviors: Multiple Causes A new report by the Vanier Institute for the Family speaks of the context in which children have developed dramatically increased problematic, anti-social behaviour.It very…

Daycare Supply and Demand

Is There a Shortage of Daycare Spaces—or a Shortage of Children in the Spaces? Recently the Toronto Star reported huge wait lists for subsidized spaces for low-income families [1]. The idea that there is a "child care crisis" consisting of…