The National Party is promising rebates for childcare. But similar policies have been discarded overseas for failing to effectively reduce the cost of childcare. Is it time for a rethink?
As federal and provincial governments bring in measures to make child care more affordable, the voices and needs of children with disabilities must not be ignored.
Immigrant care workers are having to work into retirement age to make ends meet. The Canadian government must do more to support them.
About 100 early childhood experts are meeting in Canberra today for a national summit on children who are five and under.
Early childhood education isn’t about warehousing children so adults can go to work. There is an ethical imperative to support a paradigm shift in how our society values educating young children.
Qatari law underpins a patriarchal and misogynistic system. The discrimination women, including female football fans, face contravenes international human rights.
A Canadian peer support program for early childhood educators is helping staff feel valued and avoid burnout.
The layouts of our cities and their transport systems were not planned with women in mind. Inflexible services and inconveniently located schools, childcare and workplaces pose daily challenges.
The inclusion of an evidence-based women’s budget statement shows a greater awareness of the systemic challenges to women’s economic security.
A new study by early childhood researchers looks at four important features of a centre’s physical environment.
Australia’s first major time-use survey since 2006 shows unpaid domestic and caring responsibilities are still principally done by women.
Gender equality was at the forefront of all discussions at the government’s jobs summit - but it was also a reminder there is still a long way to go.
For many who must travel to get an abortion, the financial burden of the trip can be overwhelming.
Canada has much to learn from other countries about better ways of providing learning and care for children.
Where new early learning and child-care programs are located, how they are designed, built and resourced, and what they teach can either add to the problem of climate change or help mitigate it.
Stable child care can protect kids in the face of major life stressors — so should subsidy policies.
Ontario’s flat fee for child care should be replaced by an income-tested fee reflecting family incomes.
This week’s announcements will add to the need to train more early childhood workers and to ensure they are more diverse in a way that better reflects our multicultural society.
So high are childcare costs that on the fourth day or work per week a returning parent can face an effective marginal tax rate as high as 67%
Feminists in the 1970s knew the liberation of women and children was inextricably linked.