Many families already shop around for childcare and still face major barriers such as availability. And shopping around is not a realistic option for many living in disadvantaged areas.
High-quality early child care and education affects children’s overall health and well-being, and is key for all the qualities children need to contribute to society and the economy.
If Canadians want to advance financially, few policy innovations would offer the same boon to voters’ bank accounts than a public child-care program. So why doesn't it drive votes?
When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.
We found that women who had access to subsidised day-care services were 17% more likely to be employed than those who were not.
When there is no "village" to help raise a child, parents often turn to baby books for guidance — but they don't always hold the best advice.
Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
The UK Court of Appeal ruled in late May that it is not sex discrimination for employers to enhance maternity pay but only provide the statutory rate of shared parental pay.
Most mothers want some continuity with their pre-maternal identity, to feel a sense of meaningful contribution to their society, and to enjoy their relationships with their children.
For better childhood developmental outcomes and better economics, and in the absence of other long-recommended child care policies, the child care subsidy system should be expanded, not cut.
Labor's childcare policy would do more for the economy than either side's proposed tax cuts.
Bill Shorten's announcement of a funding boost for child care is central to Labor's campaign on cost of living.
Why some individuals age faster than others is a mystery, but new research suggests help with childcare is significant.
An economist who researched and recommended free preschool child care in Ontario says there are multiple reasons why the province's anticipated child care plan, based on tax credits, is flawed.
Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.
Sen. Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.
The government's ambitious plans for T-levels might struggle to get off the ground given that further education colleges are already short of 20,000 staff.
Human capital is a key contributor to a country's economy. Here's how families and the state can nurture this asset.
We've been in the dark about how we use our time for more than a decade. It's the decade that saw the rise of the smartphone, streaming and social media.