Planning outdoor early learning and child care has implications for training and recruiting educators as well as for planning, developing and funding physical spaces.
Child care insecurity has received much less attention than food insecurity, but it is similarly complex. And affordability is only one part of the problem.
Three experts explain a few aspects of American infrastructure that desperately need investment.
Restructuring children’s outdoor play in child care centres into shorter, more frequent bouts helps maximize children’s physical activity.
The idea that children suffer from going to childcare and having mothers who work is outdated nonsense – and the research backs it up.
Beyond addressing key staffing issues, developing high-quality early childhood programs must involve using school boards to expand access and grow spaces while offering more affordable fees.
The need for more child-care and elder-care spots is growing, but the COVID-19 pandemic proves that for-profit facilities are not the answer.
The Biden administration wants workers in child care and pre-K programs to earn at least $15 per hour.
Is the budget really as “women friendly” as the Morrison government would like us to believe?
As provinces and territories beyond Québec develop early learning and care plans, they should be aware of the pitfalls of taking shortcuts in response to parent demand.
The early years are when a child is most vulnerable, but it is also the time when effective interventions can deliver the biggest returns.
The federal government spends about US$2,500 a year on child care and early education per child under 5, about half of the European average.
Both are essential on a farm, but the costs are making it harder for young farmers to grow their businesses.
President Biden wants to use his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan to shore up child and home care. A scholar explains why that kind of care is just as critical as roads and bridges.
The Coalition’s increase in child-care subsidies is a step in the right direction, though much more needs to be done.
Our analysis suggests the Morrison government’s child-care subsidy changes won’t do much to improve the affordability of child care for many families on low to middle incomes.
Canada has an opportunity to become a world leader in early childhood education. With monumental federal support, this is the time to build a sustainable and relevant early education system.
Comprehensive early childhood education, mental health support, internet connectivity and post-secondary funding are part of reducing the consequences of poverty so all students may excel.
This infusion of funds will help struggling child care providers and support parents who have to exit the workforce to care for their kids.
Child care in Canada needs a major overhaul to improve working conditions for educators by increasing pay and investing in training and professional development opportunities.