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 Biden administration wants workers in child care and pre-K programs to earn at least $15 per hour.
The 2021-22 budget includes funding for 15 hours per week of free preschool education for all children in the year before school. This is great, but we need more detail.
An early childhood education expert explains what's in the proposal and why it's not really a partisan issue.
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 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.
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.
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.
Particularly after the devastation of COVID-19, evidence is mounting for the economic argument of reinvesting in high-quality early childhood education.
Researchers mapped the variation in preschool policies, and how they impact on what families pay, across all states and territories. Some places charge much higher fees than others.
YouTube may have more potential to encourage children to learn than you'd think.
All is not lost if your child has missed out on some of their usual social interaction during COVID-19. They might have actually gained something in spending more time with family.
Whether families actually save anything at all depends entirely on where they live, and what provider they use.
If families embrace reading as fun and routine and teachers work more closely than before with the families of their students, it's possible that remote learning won't be a huge obstacle to literacy.
The innovative educator studied engineering and practiced medicine before devoting her life to spreading a new educational philosophy.
Children up to age five get a lot of cues from facial expressions. That makes teaching in a mask challenging, but teachers can learn from strategies developed by masked pediatric nurses.
Given what is now known about the mortality rates of COVID-19, the ongoing disruptions to children’s care, education and health are no longer justified.
When young children are active, their brains and bodies develop the ABCs of "physical literacy," a key developmental foundation. A new program from University of Winnipeg can help.
As child-care centres start to reopen after the coronavirus disruption, planning needs to include disabled children so as not to further exacerbate existing inequities.