As a grandmother I think I am very very lucky. My daughter, her husband and their two children live in my community. What more could you ask for? Many of my “Nana” friends travel long distances to visit their grandkids, so I know how fortunate I am. I also know how fortunate my daughter is. I didn’t have the daily support of my parents when I was raising my kids. I spent three years a single parent. I went it alone, piecing together part time work, school and child care, which was tricky as I had preschool and school age children. There were some “less than optimum” risky arrangements that we lived through and I carry a huge amount of guilt about that.Read more
Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma
The must-read book of summer 2015 for all child care advocates.
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by Lisa Pasolli
Are you interested to know more about the $10aDay Child Care Plan for BC? How it will be funded, who pays, how much it will cost and how much it will benefit families and our economy - watch here...
A great interview with economist Iglika Ivanova explaining the $10aDay Child Care Plan for BC.
Starting Early: If it takes a community to raise a child, this might be the place to start.
By Kathy Booth in the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows TimesRead more
Support from Canadian Federation of University Women of Victoria
Moms go to work — and pay more taxes — when child care is affordable: report
Much of B.C.’s proposed $10-a-day program would pay for itself through increased taxes and reduced need for welfare, argues think tank
For families with school-aged children, summer is one of the most stressful and expensive times of the year, as they scramble to find and pay for child care. But for parents of younger children, that’s a year-round struggle.
$10aDay daycare would boost BC women's participation in the work force...
Introducing universal $10-a-day child care would grow the province’s economy by $3.9 billion and generate $1.3 billion in government revenue once fully phased in, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.