In the Slocan Valley we celebrated National Child Week at Wee Ones and Valhalla by handing out blue ribbons to parents, children and people in our communities with the message that "children are our most precious resource". Ribbons and copies of the Children's Charter were also passed out to all...
Child care advocates are cautiously optimistic the Liberal government will soon begin laying the groundwork for negotiating a national daycare plan with the provinces. By: Joanna Smith Ottawa Bureau reporter, Published on Mon Nov 16 2015 Child-care advocates are cautiously optimistic the Liberal government will soon begin laying the groundwork for negotiating a... Read more
As a child I remember presenting my parents with annual gifts — cutouts of my handprints, coupon books of chores that I vowed to honour, acrostic poems of the word, Mother, or Father. My parents still have many of these handmade gifts that expressed gratitude and recognized the impact of... Read more
A national child care system...“because it’s 2015”By: Martha Friendly The best line of the Trudeau government’s first day— widely reported and praised in the international media—was the new PM’s. In response to a reporter’s question about why he’d chosen to create a gender-parity cabinet, he rather matter of factly observed...
It's a common complaint among working parents -- getting good quality childcare that doesn’t break the bank can be tough. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/navigating-the-necessary-evil-of-child-care-in-canada-162729726.html
Check this out! We’ve assessed each of the major federal party’s election platforms to determine how they will help BC implement the $10aDay Plan. The differences are striking! Read the details and rationale for the rankings here!
I am a grandmother and mother who supports the 10 a Day Child Care Campaign with all my heart. The most important thing for children is to be supported and loved. Affordable child care is essential to allow parents to make choices that will ensure their children are supported...
"We want the best for our children, our grandchildren and for the adults that they grow into being. Giving them quality, compassionate and experiential learning right from the start not only sets them up to be healthy contributing members of our society, it also allows their parents to contribute their...
My 2 cents. While the study referenced below essentially reinforces the importance of public investment in high quality, universal child care, it’s unfortunate that the authors have not made this finding explicit. Rather, they deny the vast body of evidence highlighting the benefits of quality care for all children, and...
I support $10 a day child care so that no parents will need to say they are unable to work, and no grandparents will need to help pay for a grandchild's daycare so their child can work (even though it's given with love). Julia Holden
Being a grandparent is a magical experience and one we are very grateful to experience. The biggest challenge we have observed with our child and friend’s children is their work / child care dilemna. Too often we have seen these beautiful, thoughtful, caring parents struggling to find a childcare... Read more
Every day, as an Early Childhood Educator, I see the need for quality, affordable and flexible childcare. This hit home on a personal level when my grandson was born. My daughter's job in Outdoor Recreation is a seasonal auxillary position. She is unable to find childcare that is affordable and...
The Child Care Nightmare from a Grandparent’s Perspective There is nothing more wonderful than watching your children parent and nothing more difficult than watching them suffer for the lack of something that should be as basic to the infrastructure of our neighbourhoods as the local public school: I am talking... Read more
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...
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. Read more
$10aDay daycare would boost BC women's participation in the work force... Read more
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. Governments could recover 86 cents on every dollar invested in universal child care... Read more
Premier Christy Clark can no longer use the line that BC can’t afford to invest in quality, affordable child care, the $10aDay Plan, to meet the needs of children, families, communities and our economy. A new report from CCPA-BC economist Iglika Ivanova confirms that, with or without new federal transfer... Read more
What amazing energy for Child Care Month in BC - especially for the National Week of Action for Child Care that launched on May 9th. Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, and early childhood educators across BC and Canada who made child care visible in their community. Read more
High Quality Early Care and Learning is a Child's Right! The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, general comment 7, emphasizes that all children have a right to high quality Early Childhood Education with well-trained Early Childhood Educators, who's work should be socially valued and properly paid.... Read more
I am not a parent or an Early Childhood Educator, yet I am an unequivocal advocate for the $10 a Day Child Care Plan which would create a system of affordable, accessible, inclusive, quality child care for children and families in BC. I started volunteering with the Coalition of Child... Read more
Check out BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong Answering questions about making the #10aday plan priority.Fast Forward to 45:13 to see our question.What do you think of his answer?
Thank you for coming out on your Saturday to join & support a worthy cause : $10/a day childcare plan for BC. Thank you for your generosity of time, effort & spirit. Read more
Council last week heard from an advocate of a plan to move early childhood education under the umbrella of the provincial government and create affordable childcare for families. Under the plan, the B.C. ministry of education would subsidize childcare costs, and parents would be left to pay just $10 a... Read more
Investing in our Children Vernon Morning Star http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/opinion/letters/303810651.html posted May 15, 2015 at 1:00 AM The week of May 10-17 has been selected as a Week of Action for Child Care. We know that 75 per cent of mothers in Canada with children under the age of six are in... Read more
Early Childhood Care educators want best for families Kristi Dobson / Alberni Valley Times May 14, 2015 12:00 AM Early childhood care workers are optimistic with the support that has been shown towards the $10/day Child Care Plan. Those in the field believe the initiative for more affordable child care... Read more
I’ve had the incredible opportunity to be involved with the $10 a Day Plan since the beginning, back when it was vision. And I’ve had the equally incredible opportunity to have worked with the visionaries that not only saw what could be, they refused to settle for anything less. Read more
By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun columnist May 8, 2015 http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Cayo+Better+policies+would+women+contribute+more+economy/11041714/story.html If women participated in the labour force at the same rate as men, the economy of a developed country such as Canada would experience a 12-per-cent jump in GDP, according to Dr. Doom, a.k.a. Nouriel Roubini, the economist who gained... Read more
http://www.wltribune.com/news/302997931.html posted May 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM Williams Lake is encouraged to help raise awareness of the need for quality and affordable child care next Tuesday by participating in a stroller brigade, hosted by the Early Childhood Development Network. Participants in the brigade will meet at the Boitanio Mall...
This blog was originally published by www.behindthenumbers.ca and reposted here with permission of the author. Many Canadians don’t know that Quebec has the least expensive childcare in the country at $7/day (well actually $7.30 now). Meanwhile in Toronto parents pay $49/day, and in Vancouver it’s $41 a day for toddlers/preschoolers. It’s no surprise that $7/day... Read more
This time a week ago I was in Ottawa waiting to go on stage and speak at the Broadbent Institute’s second annual Progress Summit. The whole experience of being in Ottawa for the event along with about 900 progressive thinkers and activists from across Canada was a stimulating and invigorating... Read more
The results are in and they’re big news! A recent province-wide poll conducted by Insights West confirms that British Columbians overwhelmingly support the $10aDay Child Care Plan. Here are 5 important findings from the Poll, confirming that a large majority of British Columbians: Read more
BC families face a crisis in accessing quality, affordable child care. And, the BC government has no plan to meet the needs of working families. Together, we can change this reality! Today, the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC is pleased to launch the $10aDay Child Care Campaign web...