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.
Economic recovery and solving the care crisis can and should go hand in hand.
A parent's or grandparent's stressful experiences change how their offspring behave. And it turns out that moms' experiences produce different changes in kids than dads'.
Particularly after the devastation of COVID-19, evidence is mounting for the economic argument of reinvesting in high-quality early childhood education.
Mothers' well-being is crucial for children to flourish, but maternal mental health has suffered during COVID-19. Successful pandemic recovery for mothers and families depends on four factors.
Whether an employer can insist on vaccination as a condition of employment is an ambiguous legal question, as shown by two recent unfair dismissal cases.
Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
Some caregivers reported seeing improvements in their children's schoolwork and behaviour at school.
The HILDA Survey suggests single-parent households on Australia are abandoning formal childcare as they face greater poverty rates.
Even after the changes in the budget the financial penalty facing mothers who work reaches 80%. And the changes are temporary.
The COVID-19 pandemic risks making Canada's already woeful record on child welfare worse. To safeguard a future for our children, governments must prioritize their care.
After the generation of extra jobs and economic activity, it would cost the government only one-fifth of what it spent on it.
Labor's proposed childcare measure would result in thousands of dollars saved per year. And it will make it affordable for parents who want to work more while accessing childcare.
In Opposition leader Anthony Albanese's budget reply, he spoke of a $20 billion plan to modernise Australia's electricity grid, and an extra $6.2 billion over four years for affordable childcare.
More than 1 in 5 college students are parents, and many struggle to find on-campus housing. Colleges offering a stable place to live on campus can help them succeed.
Parents can find it difficult to choose a childcare service, given the plethora of types on offer. Here are three of the most well-known alternative educational philosophies explained.
A new report shows out of 1 million students enrolled in all Victorian schools, only 337 may have acquired the virus through outbreaks at school.
Whether families actually save anything at all depends entirely on where they live, and what provider they use.
COVID-19 has spotlighted structural injustice inherent in child care in Canada. Organizational leaders have a responsibility to work together, with child care stakeholders, to redress this injustice.
Victoria's closure of child-care services may be necessary, but it will put pressures on parents and likely drive down women's workforce participation.