Make it Happen: Child Care Now Nova Scotia Calls on Government to Invest in Child Care in the 2024/2025 Provincial Budget

Today, Child Care Now Nova Scotia responded to the Government of Nova Scotia’s call for feedback and ideas in advance of the next provincial budget, calling on them to increase  investments in early learning and child care to ensure the successful rollout of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) plan in Nova Scotia.

Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories

How do the federal/provincial/territorial child care agreements stack up? Child Care Now has released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories. This first-ever comparative assessment of the agreements explains how the provinces and territories intend… Continue reading Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories

The Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Making affordable, high-quality early learning and child care (ELCC) available to all families will grow the economy, promote gender equality, increase women’s labour force participation and enhance children’s well-being. The federal government must play a leadership role to ensure that all children in Canada, regardless of where they live, their ability, family circumstances or culture… Continue reading The Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Community Recommendations for BC’s First Steps toward a Public System of Child Care

British Columbia’s families finally have meaningful progress on solving the current child care chaos In BC’s 2017 provincial election, both the BC NDP and BC Greens made child care the largest area of new spending in their platforms. The $10aDay Plan is a comprehensive, evidence-based solution to the crisis of child care in BC. The Plan… Continue reading Community Recommendations for BC’s First Steps toward a Public System of Child Care

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Releases new Child Care Fee Study

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released Time Out: Child Care Fees in Canada 2017. This study, authored by David Macdonald and Martha Friendly, is the latest in a series of studies conducted annually since 2014 including The Parent Trap (2014), They Go Up So Fast (2015) and A Growing Concern (2016). It confirms… Continue reading Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Releases new Child Care Fee Study

New StatsCan report: Closing the Gap in Health and Education Outcomes for Indigenous Children

Statistics Canada released a new report, Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities: Closing the gap in health and education outcomes for Indigenous children in Canada, on June 8, 2017. The  study found evidence that Indigenous early childhood development programs such as Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) are associated with… Continue reading New StatsCan report: Closing the Gap in Health and Education Outcomes for Indigenous Children