The Coalition’s increase in child-care subsidies is a step in the right direction, though much more needs to be done.
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.
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.
Children’s access to quality childcare is, more than ever, dependent on whether the government views their parents as deserving or not.
Until all child care facilities are licensed – and required to undergo criminal record checks, fire safety inspections and first aid training – children will continue to die.
Schools across Canada should ‘grow down’ and offer two years of full-day preschool, according to a new report. This would allow mothers to work, improve child outcomes and reduce income inequality.
Here’s how the government’s new childcare plan will change the way families are given assistance with paying for child care.
The education minister says that under Labor there were child care price spikes of up to 14% over a 12 month period, but under the Coalition those have fallen to “around 6% on average”. Is that right?
A look at the policy proposals that will impact family life.