We Need a Moratorium on Paul Martin’s National Childcare Program

With Sweden's vaunted universal daycare system showing such serious cracks that both its own Education Ministry has criticized it and a growing grass roots movement in that country has formed to oppose it, we have the perfect opportunity to learn…

Does Daycare Lower ‘Child Poverty’ and Get Mums into Jobs? Quebec Experiment Results: No

Data from "ECEC 2004" published by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit at the University of Torontohttp://www.childcarecanada.org/ECEC2004/index.html#tocQUEBEC Regulated daycare expenditure: $1.56 billion."Spaces" are available for only 29.9% of kids age 0-12. (Quebec would have to triple expenses to $4.5 billion…

Daycare staff:child ratios & “quality”: bad and getting worse (broken link)

Articles and Research by Kids First—Volume 3 (July 21, 2005) The Federal Government is pushing the provinces to sign on to their national daycare funding agreement. Some spin doctorate has come up with the acronym "QUAD" : Quality, Universality, Accountability,…

“Appropriate” Staff:Child Ratios in “Quality” Daycare: A Politically Sensitive Topic (broken link)

Articles and Research by Kids First—Volume 2 (July 18, 2005) By Helen Ward, President, Kids First Parent Association of Canada © The tax-funded daycare lobby publicly admit quality in daycare is bad: Most government-regulated child care in Canada "is of…

Swedish Government Report Critiques Daycare Conditions: Articles and Research by Kids First—Volume 1 (broken link)

(July 15, 2005) Swedish Government Report Critiques Daycare Conditions By Helen Ward, President, Kids First Parent Association of Canada © Canadian daycare advocates hold Swedish daycare to be a model for Canada. The pro-corporate Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation…

Kids First Guest Blog (July 11, 2005)

Motherlove, crime and addiction: lessons learned from lab rats By Chella Turnbull © Crime in urban North America has taken on a new character lately. The elderly, the helpless, and charities are now the new targets. People in Vancouver were…

GREETINGS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

From: KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADAwww.kidsfirstcanada.org The issue of child care is attracting a great deal of attention as Parliament debates the proposed Budget and its proposed National Child Care plan. Across Canada people are outraged that Hon. Ken…

What Stats Can is not telling us: charts of daycare use for ages 6 mos-5 yrs and ages 6-11

Percentage of all Canadian Children Age 6 to 11 Years in Daycare Centres 1994-1995* Children Age 6 Months to 5 Years in Non- Parental Child Care of All Types and in Daycare Centres 2002-2003 A - data from Statistics Canada…