Childcare is central to families being able to sustain working lives. But insufficient government funding and a complex web of for-profit companies means many are losing out
Estimates suggest that every 12 seconds, a child somewhere in the world loses a caregiver to the coronavirus pandemic.
New study finds that workplace hostility toward motherhood in STEM fields can deter even young, childless women from pursuing academic careers.
Australian fatherhood remains closely tied to ‘breadwinning’. History helps us to understand why.
Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.
A series of studies shows people taking care of loved ones equate effort with love, making them feel guilty for using a product that reduces that effort.
An early childhood development expert explains why so many preschoolers are kicked out of child care, and what to do if it happens to your child.
We enter this election with eight signed child-care agreements and question marks over the fate of those deals if the Liberal’s gamble on a majority government fails.
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.
Parents with a newborn were doing significantly better on most parental and relational outcomes during lockdown.
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The idea that children suffer from going to childcare and having mothers who work is outdated nonsense – and the research backs it up.
Despite the disproportionate burden mothers have faced during lockdown, encouraging parents to share child care and housework more equally is almost never suggested as part of the solution.
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.