FUND THE CHILD vs FUND THE SPACES: Kids First Responds to Caledon Institute Report that $1,200 could be $388 for Low Income Families

The Caledon Institute recently alarmingly reported that low income families could get only $388/year of the $1,200 promised by the Conservatives. The Institute is just one of many organizations receiving funding from the federal government that lobby for preferential funding…

Daycare Dis-information Buster: Daycare is Not Medicare—Comparing Apples and Oranges

Helen WardKids First Parent Association of Canada Daycare lobbyists attempt to sell the idea of a national daycare system by comparing it to our very popular universal public medical insurance system. Most Canadians are glad that they can get medical…

Every Mother is a Working Mother in Venezuela: Unpaid Home-Workers of Venezuela Fight Bureaucrats to Assure President Hugo Chavez’s Revolutionary Promise of Remuneration

(espanol abajo)STATEMENT FROM WOMEN HOUSEWIVE WORKERS IN THE HOME TO OUR PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ FRIAS—4 February 2006We see the need to issue this statement given the imminent emergency of having to spend another year without a budget or begging here…

Reality Check on Quebec Daycare: Research Finds Low Quality, High Costs, Negative Outcomes, Worse Family Finances

Feb 2, 2006Helen Ward, PresidentKid First Parent Association of Canada604-291-0088 Who cares about the children and families in Quebec? Outright lies go routinely unchallenged about the Quebec daycare system. "Don't worry—be happy!" is the mindless new Canadian way. We are…

Daycare Dis-information Buster: Under 10 % of Children in Daycare

Helen WardKids First Parent Association of Canada Less than 10% of all children age 0-12 spend any time at all in any form of government-registered daycare, full-time or part-time. Vanier Institute had a pie chart of Statistics Canada info in…

Parents vs State Intervention in Child-Rearing: Clarifying our Roles

January 4, 2006 Last month, Scott Reid, chief of communications for the Liberal Party, repeatedly insisted that parents would "blow" the $1200/year per child 0-5 promised by the Conservative Party on beer, popcorn and videos. Another aide supported him and…

Daycare Dis-information Buster: Creating False Impressions with “Child Care” Words and Numbers

Helen WardKids First Parent Association of Canada The daycare lobby has created the impression that most children are in daycare most of the time. A game with the meaning of "child care" is why many believe that 50 % or…

Letter to the Editor Re: Dis-information in Article by Top Daycare Lobbyist, Martha Friendly

Helen Ward, National PresidentKids First Parent Association of Canada4819 Albert St.Burnaby, BC604-291-0088www.kidsfirstcanada.orginfo@kidsfirstcanada.org Dear Editor: Martha Friendly, head of the fully SDC-funded Childcare Resource and Research Unit, spins disinformation in her article. She does not mention that the research consistently shows…

Daycare, Low Income and the Left

Jan. 20, 2006by Helen WardKids First Parent Association of Canada604-291-0088 Daycare has become a top election issue for all parties. The possibility that the daycare agreements will be terminated brings on the accusation that this will hurt low-income families, like…