Reality Check: Maybe We Ought to Ask…What Does Daycare Cost?

Those who can't count should cut the accountability clamour. I am referring to the fear-mongering that directly funding families rather than daycare will increase beer and popcorn sales.Some info for this fact-starved discussion:The daycare lobby says high quality universal daycare…

Daycare does not lower “child poverty” or increase mothers’ labour force participation

Articles and Research by Kids First—Volume 4 (August 26 , 2005) Daycare does not lower "child poverty" or increase mothers' labour force participation By Helen Ward, President, Kids First Parent Association of Canada © Daycare is promoted as the key…

Perry Preschool Propaganda Project Reality Check: Daycare: The More You Spend, The More You Save!!!???

Spending billions will add $2 TRILLION! Daycare lobby economists, often from the corporate sector, come to this fantastical "costs/benefit" conclusion largely based on the 1962 Perry Preschool Project. That's the study that found every $1 "invested" saves $7. It involved…

What is Feminism?

Pop-Culture Shocker: TV Cartoon Tackles Mums' Work Choices By Chella Turnbull. Received by e-mail June 29, 2006 I watched a very popular cartoon the other evening—it's called "The Family Guy"—quite bizarre and popular with guys especially. The male character got…

New Daycare Poll: Ripped Off, Dumbed Down & Shut Up (misled links)

A new poll on "child care" is out. "Poll Shows Canadians Rejecting Government Child Care Allowance" we are told. Maybe they'll be sending back the cheques. The usual combination of undefined terms, leading questions, omissions and misinformation result in a…

Daycare or Prison: Does $1 Spent on Daycare Save $7? (broken and misled links)

May 10, 2006Helen Ward, PresidentKid First Parent Association of Canada Echoes of the infamous "beer and pop-corn" comments that offended voters in the election are causing a ruckus in the House. Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Toronto MP and candidate for leadership…