FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ten-year Framework Agreement falls short

Child Care Advocates Vow to Push for Better Ottawa – June 12, 2017 The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada welcomes the release today of a federal-provincial-territorial agreement on early learning and child care but says the framework is not ambitious enough to address the child care crisis facing so many families with young children. […]
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Long-term Framework Agreement to be released Monday

Federal government abandons promise of universal access The federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for early childhood education and child care will meet in Ottawa on Monday, June 12 to sign and release the long-awaited framework agreement on early learning and Child Care. Parents and child care advocates have been looking to the federal government […]
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BC NDP will deliver on child care promise

BC NDP leader John Horgan has categorically said that an NDP government will implement the $10-a-day plan for child care.  Global News reports that at a June 7th news conference he stated: “We plan by year five to have 66,000 new spaces and the $10-a-day plan, which has been advocated not by me, not by […]
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Quebec declaration advances every child’s right to quality early childhood education

The very successful summit on early childhood education in Quebec, following the release of the report of the Quebec Commission on Early Childhood education, agreed to an important declaration affirming the right of children to quality education services from birth onward and pledging to mobilize broad support to make that right a reality. The declaration, […]
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Ontario to make licensing more affordable for home-based child care

As part of Ontario’s plan to increase access to early childhood education and care, the Government is putting in place funding to encourage home-based child care providers to get licensed through child care agencies. Starting in 2018, the provincial government will transfer ear-marked funds to municipalities to replace the agency fees now charged to licensed […]
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Federal government should join Ontario in setting universally accessible child care as the goal

In a historic announcement, Ontario pledged today to build a universal child care system so that all families living in the province can get access to high quality early childhood education and care. “We applaud the Ontario government for setting out concrete measures to transform how child care will be organized and funded,” said Morna […]
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Multi-year funding in budget welcome but need significant boost in annual allocations to build accessible, affordable, quality child care system over time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multi-year funding in budget welcome but need significant boost in annual allocations to build accessible, affordable, quality child care system over time Ottawa – March 22, 2017 Advocates for affordable child care applaud the federal government’s commitment to multi-year funding for early childhood education and child care but say the budgeted increases […]
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Improve quality of child care services and move to free early childhood education, says Quebec Commission

The final report of Quebec’s commission on early childhood education released on February 21, 2017 says it is time to reposition child care as part of a system of early childhood education that integrates seamlessly with preschool and primary education and enshrine the principles of universality and free access. The independent Commission, initiated by the […]
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Ontario Coalition advances 3 big ideas for expanded system

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care has called on the provincial government to act in three areas as it moves to double the number of child care spaces over the next five years: An affordable sliding fee scale, geared to income, with a cap Base funding of programs based on fair wages for educators […]
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Federal Finance Minister’s Advisory Council advances universal child care as a policy option for economic growth

Families with young children should have reasonable access to a sufficient supply of affordable, high-quality, and convenient child care, says Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth in a report released just as the drafting of the next federal budget enters the final stage. The economic advisory council report identifies four demographic […]
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