Finding (and Keeping) High-Quality Child Care in Nova Scotia: Guaranteed Disappointment with Corporate Child Care Chains

It’s hardly newsworthy when a parent can’t find or afford a child care space for their child, let alone a space where they feel confident in the care being provided. Ask any parent about finding and securing child care, and they will have a story.  Finding the space is only half the battle. Once you… Continue reading Finding (and Keeping) High-Quality Child Care in Nova Scotia: Guaranteed Disappointment with Corporate Child Care Chains

Government of Nova Scotia fails to achieve target promised to Canada, leaves ECEs disappointed again

KJIPUKTUK/HALIFAX—When the federal and provincial governments signed the Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement in 2021, it outlined a number of objectives, targets, and benchmarks that both parties agreed were critical to achieving their vision of reducing parent fees, creating more high-quality spaces, recruiting and retaining qualified early childhood educators (ECEs), and… Continue reading Government of Nova Scotia fails to achieve target promised to Canada, leaves ECEs disappointed again

Press Release: Child Care Now Nova Scotia is extremely pleased for families

KJIPUKTUK/HALIFAX— Child Care Now Nova Scotia is extremely pleased that parent fees will be reduced more quickly than previously announced. This morning the federal and provincial governments announced that average fees for licensed programs will be reduced by 25 per cent on April 1, 2022 to January 1, 2022, and by a further 25 per cent, on average,… Continue reading Press Release: Child Care Now Nova Scotia is extremely pleased for families

Child Care Now Nova Scotia congratulates the Nova Scotia government on its first steps

Nova Scotia’s child care advocacy organization says it is pleased the Nova Scotia government is moving forward with expansion of the not-for-profit child care sector.  ‘Child Care Now Nova Scotia is watching these next steps closely because our major priority is to ensure that affordable high quality child care becomes much more available and accessible.… Continue reading Child Care Now Nova Scotia congratulates the Nova Scotia government on its first steps

Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

This flagship report from Eurofound, Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services, brings together in-depth contributions in the area of the quality of society and public services, based mainly on research carried out since 2016. Recognizing the fact that the quality of people’s lives is profoundly influenced by their access to… Continue reading Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services