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Educating for Democracy – Lecture by the Honourable Margaret McCain
Source: Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation, September 27, 2017

Excerpt: "Done well, early education delivers many valuable outcomes –- and I will touch on some of those. But what is critical about early education is its capacity to be the great equalizer."

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ON: Niagara gets more daycare spaces
Source: The Standard, September 25, 2017

Excerpt: "Parents of young children in Niagara could see a break on daycare costs and waiting lists. The region has received $6.8 million from the provincial and federal governments to expand child care across all municipalities. The goal is that by the end of March 2018, there will be 460 new spaces added for children aged up to four years, said Darlene Edgar, director of children’s services for Niagara Region."

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ON: Building a new future for children's programs in Northumberland
Source: northumberlandtoday.com, September 24, 2017

Excerpt: ""The government's vision is to achieve seamless integration between licensed childcare practices, community-based early years programming, and elementary school curriculum. As part of this integration, the county -- as Consolidated Municipal Services Manager (CMSM) for Northumberland -- is mandated to oversee the implementation and operation of Ontario Early Years Child & Family Centres (OEYCFCs)," states a media release issued after the council session."

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ON: Eighty-three per cent of Ontario schools now offer student care before and after class
Source: Toronto Star, September

Excerpt: "Across Ontario, 83 per cent of schools offer before- and after-class care for students, new statistics show — but in Toronto, only about three-quarters do, the lowest rate across the Greater Toronto Area."

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CA: Canadian schools must put more emphasis on physical education and get kids moving
Source: The Globe and Mail, September 19, 2017

Excerpt: "In 2010, Finland embarked on a national action plan to increase physical activity in schools. The Finnish Schools on the Move program – a suite of measures, from peppering 15-minute breaks throughout the school day to conscripting older kids to lead games and activities at recess – has been adopted by 90 per cent of Finnish municipalities and is having a gradual but positive impact on activity levels. The initiative was the government's response to reports that only half of Finnish youth were meeting the World Health Organization's guideline of one hour of moderate to vigorous activity a day. In Canada, the figure is a dismal nine per cent."

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AB: 1st-ever licensed on-reserve daycare opens in Alberta
Source: CBC News, September 25, 2017

Excerpt: "Larivee said the child care centre will help lessen the load on parents who may feel overwhelmed. It could also play a role in helping to keep children out of the child welfare system, she said. "Having access to quality, affordable childcare has definitely shown to help keep families happier and healthier. It would give parents the opportunity to work out of home or to be able to go to school, which provides them with more resources to be able to take care of their family. It can be used even for respite or time away," said Larivee."

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SK: Making vaccines mandatory: how Sask.’s Health Ministry is handling the debate
Source: Global News, September 26, 2017

Excerpt: "A cluster of whooping cough cases in Moose Jaw, Sask., has health officials concerned about immunization rates. So far this year, the area has experienced more than 67 lab-confirmed cases of the potentially deadly and high contagious infection. This prompted health officials to go so far as to declare an outbreak as so many school-aged children fell ill."

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NS: 52 Classrooms in 45 Locations Welcome Pre-Primary Children
Source: Government of Nova Scotia, September 25, 2017

Excerpt: "Hundreds of four-year-olds will make Nova Scotia history this week as they begin their pre-primary program. The original commitment of 50 classrooms in 43 locations has been fulfilled. Those classrooms will open by the end of this week. In response to demand, two additional classrooms will open in two additional locations. In all, 52 classrooms are opening in 45 locations. The pre-primary program will eventually be available in communities province-wide by 2020."

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QC: Quebec takes action against the child care illegal
Source: The Sherbrooke Times

Excerpt: "Daycares are often operated under the radar screen of the authorities, without a permit, in basements, anonymous. The hunt for childcare services illegal in the home environment is open. The ministry of Family and Revenu Québec have undertaken to cross their files in order to learn more about the child care operators, learned The Duty."

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US: How gay dads manage without paid paternity leave
Source: Chicago Tribune, September 26, 2017

Excerpt: "The federal Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees eligible workers up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave. But when it comes to paid paternity leave, just 14 percent of civilian workers had access to paid family leave in 2016, according to Pew Research Center."

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ON: Ontario Expanding Before- And After-School Care for Families
Source: Government of Ontario, September 21, 2017

Excerpt: "As of September 1, 2017, Ontario now requires school boards to provide before- and after-school programs for children up to age 12, in all publicly funded elementary schools serving students up to Grade 6, where there is sufficient demand. These programs provide additional opportunities for play-based programming, and are a critical support for parents who rely on before- and after-school care to accommodate their work schedules."

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ON: Wanted: Families needing daycare cash
Source: Toronto Star, September 21, 2017

Excerpt: "For years, much of the child-care discussion has focused on Toronto, where notoriously high child-care fees, and lower-incomes households have kept the city’s wait list hovering around 15,000 children. Durham Region says they have 2,586 children on their wait list, although a number of kids can’t receive subsidies, as their parents are not working or in school — a necessary criteria for a family to receive support. But both York and Peel say their immediate wait lists were reduced, due to a combination of provincial funding and strategies to target the wait list — including getting out of directly delivering child care."

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CA: 7 things the Census teaches us about income inequality
Source: Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, September 13, 2017

Excerpt: "According to Statistics Canada: “In 2015, 96% of Canadian couples had both spouses reporting income, up significantly from about two-thirds in the mid-1970s.” So women are doing their part to keep households afloat. They just need the gender income gap to close, and soon. A national affordable child care strategy would be particularly helpful, too."

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BC: Parents, advocates demand action on daycare
Source: Vancouver Courier, September 18, 2017

Excerpt: "Sara Langlois is originally from Quebec, which has a universal child-care system. While it has its detractors, she said, the system works well for many. “I can tell you that it’s light years away from what we see here in B.C. and for my friends in Quebec with two, sometimes three, children finding daycare is a non-issue and paying for it as well. They are always surprised at my decision to stay here in B.C. knowing that I struggled so much to find childcare in the first place and pay for it now that I have it.”"

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AB: Alberta's first licensed on-reserve daycare opens at Kapawe’no First Nation
Source: Edmonton Sun, September 15, 2017

Excerpt: "Licensing a daycare is a lengthy process — specific conditions need to be met, paperwork must be completed and often improvements are required. It took around one year, but Kapawe'no finally secured its ticket this summer. On Friday, it celebrated its opening day — and its position as the first licensed daycare on a reserve in Alberta."

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NU: The Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut sign a bilateral agreement on early learning and child care
Source: Government of Canada, September 20, 2017

Excerpt: "The agreement allocates just over $7 million, over three years, to Nunavut for early learning and child care investments. The territory`s funding will focus on early learning and child care programs and services to support parents, families, and communities to ensure the best possible future for children in the territory."

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US: How to Fix America’s Childcare Crisis
Source: The Nation, September 19, 2017

Excerpt: "Working families across the country are suffering from a childcare market that is both broken and broke: The cost of care is impossibly high, yet childcare workers earn poverty wages, and many communities lack quality programs."

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US: Child care options are limited for those who work outside the normal 9-to-5 hours
Source: Business Insider, September 17, 2017

Excerpt: "In many cases, the children of shift workers are cared for by relatives or friends in unofficial capacities. Those without such a support network have few, if any, options. The National Survey of Early Care and Education said in a 2015 report that just 2 percent of the child care centers it surveyed offer child care in the evening. Six percent provide overnight care and 3 percent have weekend hours."

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US: The Secret Power of Play
Source: Time, September 10, 2017

Excerpt: "Nothing is as natural as a child at play. After a month of little more than eating and sleeping, infants begin to engage in play with their parents and the world around them. Left alone, young children will launch into imaginary play, inventing characters and stories. Put together with peers, children will almost instinctually organize games and activities."

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NG: Federal Government urged to implement policy on early childhood development
Source: PM News, September 19, 2017

Excerpt: "Akinware said the implementation of the policy would assist government in closing the gap in early childhood education between children of the poor and children of the rich. She said if the policy was fully implemented, it would create a favourable condition for Nigerian children to thrive and develop to their fullest potential."

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MA: Early Childhood Education in Morocco: A Critical Window of Opportunities
Source: The World Bank, September 13, 2017

Excerpt: "Access to pre-school education has significantly increased over the past decades yet remains a luxury to many disadvantaged Moroccan children. Pre-school has developed over the years mainly in urban areas and on the initiative of the private sector, providing an educational alternative to more traditional structures including the Msid, the Koutab and other institutions. These structures are still widespread throughout the Kingdom, with 60% enrollment in 2015-2016, and teach children the principles and moral values of Islam as well as the basics of literacy and numeracy."

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ON: Toronto looks to expand child-care services for Indigenous families
Source: Metro News, September 12, 2017

Excerpt: "As part of its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action, Toronto is looking to improve child-care services for Indigenous families. A report adopted at Monday's community development and recreation committee meeting details a plan to increase the number of "culturally relevant" child-care spaces. The Ministry of Education has earmarked up to $93 million for this expansion across the province over the next two years, according to the report."

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ON: Oakville school to open first Early Years Child and Family Centre in Halton
Source: InsideHalton.com, September 8, 2017

Excerpt: "Oakwood Public School will soon feature the first permanent Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centre in Halton following the renovation of two of its existing classrooms. The future centre, which will be made possible through a $720,000 grant from the province’s Ministry of Education, was announced during an open house at the school on Friday (Sept. 8)."

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CA: Census 2016: highlights from latest report on Canadian income levels
Source: CBC News, September 13, 2017

Excerpt: "Despite the second-lowest median income level in Canada, Quebec (14.3 per cent) was second only to Alberta (12.8 per cent) in having the lowest percentage of children in low-income households, thanks to lower child care costs and richer child benefits than elsewhere."

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BC: Building a Better B.C. for Everyone
Source: Government of British Columbia, September 11, 2017

Excerpt: "A $681 million increase for our Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system over three years, including $521 million to improve classroom supports for children for up to 3,500 new teaching positions, $160 million for enrollment growth and other pressures, along with $50 million in capital funding to provide the resources needed to help all children succeed."

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BC: Speech from the Throne
Source: Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, September 8, 2017

Excerpt: "Government will deliver a provincewide universal child care program that is safe, accessible and affordable. It will start by creating more spaces to help families waiting months and years for quality care, and training more early childhood educators. Government will consult with families and child-care providers this fall on the best way forward."

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MB: Child care in 'crisis': Gerrard
Source: Winnipeg Sun, September 10, 2017

Excerpt: "Jon Gerrard says Manitoba is in a “crisis” for child-care availability and pledged to push for a system that wipes out the deficit of space."

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QC: All kids should have access to education, despite their legal status
Source: Global News, September 7, 2017

Excerpt: "If Bill 144 is passed, Quebec will allow all children free access to school and keep their parents’ information confidential. During a public hearing Thursday, Payne told the National Assembly that schools might still inadvertently share information of illegal immigrants."

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NL: Gov't waives educational requirement so all daycares in Nunatsiavut can open
Source: CBC News, September 11, 2017

Excerpt: "The provincial government waived a new educational requirement in Hopedale, Nain and Makkovik so operators could be approved and licences awarded. The exception was made on the condition that the Nunatsiavut government would implement a training program for staff while operators, or the people running the daycare, work toward their Level 2 in early childhood education."

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ON: Primary numbers
Source: The Globe and Mail, September 1, 2017

Excerpt: "Charles Pascal, the architect of the province's early learning plan and a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, said parents tend to forget that in kindergarten classrooms there are usually two adults – a teacher and an ECE – guiding the children. So even in a classroom of 30, the ratio is 15 students to one educator, making Ontario's class sizes among the smallest in the country."

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ON: 'Help on the way' for Toronto families waiting for childcare subsidies, Tory says
Source: CTV News, August 31, 2017

Excerpt: "Tory touted the city’s latest addition to its pool of city-owned childcare spaces is “progress” but acknowledged that more needs to be done to alleviate the families who either cannot afford the growing cost of childcare or haven’t been granted a spot or subsidy. “This particular centre is especially important in Ward 36 because it falls within the Scarborough Village neighbourhood where there is a high density of apartments and multiple family households and where 27 per cent of families are single-parent led families. That’s why the provision of a service like this is important,” he said."

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ON: Two Woolwich locations part of overhaul of Ontario Early Years Centres programs
Source: The Observer, August 31, 2017

Excerpt: "The new early years centres underway in the township are part of a much larger plan by the Ontario government to change how Ontario’s early years centres are run. Rather than fund and oversee the OEYCs themselves, the province, through the Ministry of Education, will begin providing funds to the local municipalities instead starting in 2018. The local governments in turn, like the Region of Waterloo, will then be expected to fund and direct their early years services as they see fit."

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CA: Why your kids need a national school food program
Source: The Conversation, September 5, 2017

Excerpt: "One in six Canadian children lives in a household too poor to put nutritious food on the table. Fewer than one in 10 Canadian children and youth are eating the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended for healthy development. Called food insecurity, insufficient access to affordable and nutritious foods is a problem that is on the rise across Canada."

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CA: The hidden sexism behind Canada’s childcare system
Source: Ricochet, August 31, 2017

Excerpt: "A quick look at childcare expenses across Canada (often the second-largest expense after housing) explains why so many women are the ones who “choose” to opt out of a career, whether permanently or temporarily, and stay home with their kids."

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CA: The #1 Thing Women Look For In A Job (Hint: It’s Not About Salary)
Source: Chatelaine, August 27, 2017

Excerpt: "Work environments that allow for a measure of customization do make employees happier, especially if they happen to be parents. A Plasticity report on flexibility found that employees who were parents experienced greater job satisfaction, reduced job stress, and were more grateful at work and more resilient when they could count on a compassionate work culture around hours."

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NS: Hiring continues for expansion of pre-primary classes
Source: CBC News, September 1, 2017

Excerpt: "Nova Scotia's Education Department says progress is being made in setting up a promised expansion of pre-primary classes for four-year-olds by the end of September, although there is still no indication of how many early childhood educators have been hired so far by school boards."

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PE: P.E.I.'s online child-care registry to be scrapped and rebuilt
Source: CBC News, September 5, 2017

Excerpt: "The online registry that's supposed to make the search for child care easier for parents on P.E.I. is being scrapped and rebuilt. The group that runs the registry — P.E.I.'s Early Childhood Development Association — says it's not working. "Out with the old, in with the new," said Sonya Hooper, the executive director of the association. "Starting from scratch, we're rebuilding it from beginning to end.""

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PE: Women's Network P.E.I. receives federal funding for project to improve access to childcare
Source: CBC News, September 3, 2017

Excerpt: ""Our ultimate goal of this project is to remind all Islanders that all of us have a vested interest in our children and their futures and childcare is an important way that we invest in our children but also that we grow our economy," she said. "Given our context in P.E.I. how can we improve childcare so that more women are able to enter the workforce and more women that are in the workforce are able to take on more leadership... demanding positions within their work and childcare is no longer an issue.""

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PE: Operators, parents say funding for more flexible child care on P.E.I. 'crucial'
Source: CBC News, September 1, 2017

Excerpt: "P.E.I.'s Director of Early Childhood Development Carolyn Simpson said her department has long recognized the challenges facing shift workers, as well as seasonal workers, who often struggle to find child-care spaces available to them for just a portion of the year. Simpson said the federal funding agreement provides the means to finally do something about it. "This funding will allow us to pull our sleeves up, work together with the sector, child care providers, and families to understand their needs to try and [address] this.""

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US: Early child care workers report low pay, high stress, lack of benefits
Source: Omaha World Herald, September 6, 2017

Excerpt: "Center-based teachers’ median annual salary of $18,700 is nearly $7,800 below the poverty line for a family of four."

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UK: Childcare challenge for shift workers
Source: Nursery World, September 5, 2017

Excerpt: "The study found that more than two in five of the parents surveyed believed asking for family-friendly working patterns led to them getting fewer hours, worse shifts and in some cases losing their jobs."

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AU: QC pushing for early childhood care, learning in public day care
Source: Business Mirror, September 5, 2017

Excerpt: "To give children from poor households equal chances for the beginning of a good education, the local government of Quezon City has passed a resolution enabling preschool children in public day-care centers to receive training usually accessible only to those coming from richer families."

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AU: Gender isn't the only reason childcare workers are paid poorly
Source: 9Honey, September 3, 2017

Excerpt: "The truth is that a male early educator will be paid the same low wage as a female early educator. That's because as a nation, we grossly undervalue the education of young children, in particular those under five."

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Resources

The role of early childhood in revolutionizing the future of education | Dr Charles Pascal (video)
Source: Storypark, September 26, 2017

Description: "Charles Pascal discusses his amazing vision for a seamless institute of learning from 0-18 years old."

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Early Moments Matter for Every Child
Source: UNICEF, September 2017

Description: "This report presents data and outlines best practices and policies that can put governments on the path to providing every child with the best start in life. It outlines the neuroscience of early childhood development (ECD), including the importance of nutrition, protection and stimulation in the early years. And it makes the case for scaling up investment, evaluation and monitoring in ECD programmes. The report concludes with a six-point call to action for governments and their partners to help maximize the potential of the children who will build the future – by making the most of the unparalleled opportunities offered by the early moments in life."

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Strong Foundations: Getting it Right in the First 1000 Days
Source: The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, September 25, 2017

Excerpt: "The ‘first thousand days’ refers to the period of development from conception to age 2. While early years experts have long been aware that this is an important period of development, researchers have only recently started to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the processes by which genes, experiences and environments interact to influence development. New knowledge that has been unveiled has served to increase experts’ views of the significance of the first thousand days, and of the urgent need to reform our policies, practices and systems in response to the evidence."

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A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada
Source: The Vanier Institute of the Family, September 20, 2017

Excerpt: "A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada explores the evolving relationships between families and food in Canada, including research and statistics about family meals, eating patterns, nutrition, food security and more."

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Education Indicators in Canada, biannual
Source: Statistics Canada, September 19, 2017

Excerpt: "This edition includes information on the school-aged population living in low income, results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), education finances, apprenticeships and educational attainment of the Canadian population. These indicators provide useful insights on the school-aged population and elementary and secondary education in Canada. One characteristic of interest for the school aged-population is the proportion of Canadian youth living in low income. These tables reveal that in 2015, 15% of youth aged 5 to 19 years were in low-income families. For 5- to 19-year-olds living in lone-parent families, this proportion was almost double at 28%."

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Praise (video)
Source: Science of Early Child Development, September 15, 2017

Excerpt: "Listen as Dr. Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, points out that the use of praise reflects an “image of the child” that views children as needing to look outside of themselves for acceptance and fulfillment – and that the role of the adult is to mould the child with verbal rewards. She then contrasts praise with encouragement and the concept of “growth mindset”  (a term coined by Carol Dweck) with which children understand that their effort and how they feel about their effort is what is important."

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Australian women spend twice as much time on childcare and chores than men
Source: The Guardian, September 20, 2017

Excerpt: "Women continue to bear the mental load in Australian households, spending almost twice as much time as men on daily domestic activities and childcare. According to the latest report on gender indicators, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this week, women spend, on average, two hours and 52 minutes of their day on domestic work and 59 minutes on childcare. In contrast, men spend one hour and 37 minutes on domestic work and 22 minutes on childcare."

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Who benefits from Head Start? Kids who attend — and their kids, too
Source: Chalkbeat, September 19, 2017

Excerpt: "The findings also suggest that previous estimates may miss the true cost-effectiveness of Head Start by failing to account for its effects across multiple generations. If investing in the program now reduces poverty later, that saves society money — potentially including resources spent on Head Start."

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Potential link between parenting books and postnatal depression
Source: Nursing Times, September 19, 2017

Excerpt: "Parenting books that promote a strict sleeping and feeding routine could be making mothers more likely to experience postnatal depression, according to a new study."

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Parents being held back in their careers by lack of childcare
Source: Nursery World, September 19, 2017

Excerpt: "A new report published today (19 September) by the Fair Funding for our Kids (FFFOK) campaign group, based on a survey of 440 parents of two-, three- and four-year-olds in Scotland, shows parents are being held back in their careers by a lack of available and flexible childcare. The survey was carried out during the summer."

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Study finds physical activity outside of school is vital for child health
Source: Medical Xpress, September 15, 2017

Excerpt: "Children who do activity outside of school in addition to during school hours are much more likely to meet the Government's physical activity guidelines, according to new research from the University of Bristol."

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Education at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators
Source: OECD, September 12, 2017

Excerpt: "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database, Education at a Glance 2017 provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools."

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When praise backfires: Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, new studies find
Source: University of Toronto, September 12, 2017

Excerpt: "Professor Kang Lee of OISE’s Jackman Institute of Child Studies (JICS) and co-authors of the studies say that while praise is one of the most commonly used forms of reward by parents and educators around the world, when used incorrectly, it can have negative consequences. “Giving children wrong kind of praise makes them dishonest,” said Professor Lee."

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Oldest kids in class do better – even into university: U of T study
Source: University of Toronto, September 7, 2017

Excerpt: "For one, redshirting means removing your child from the labour market for a year further down the road, which can be costly in itself. She also notes it’s unclear whether redshirting is even an effective technique, since it’s never been measured: there is little data comparing students who were redshirted compared to those who weren’t."

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State of Early Learning in Australia
Source: Early Learning, Everyone Benefits, September 11, 2017

Excerpt: "Quality early education can set a child up for life, allowing them to develop to their full potential. As such, ensuring all children have the best possible start is one of the most valuable investments a country can make."

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Report identifies key policies to address health inequities
Source: Medical Xpress, September 11, 2017

Excerpt: "Researchers from the University of Liverpool working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Evidence Network (HEN) and the European Office for Investment for Health and Development (Venice, Italy) have published a report that highlights the key policies required for addressing the social determinants of health and health inequities. The 'HEN 52 synthesis report' indicates that policies in relation to early child development, fair employment and decent work, social protection, and the living environment are likely to have the greatest impact."

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Estimating Parental Leave in Canada Using Administrative Data
Source: Statistics Canada, August 29, 2017

Excerpt: "Extended maternity or parental leave policies have been advocated for and implemented in many countries. These policies are designed to help parents stay home with their infants by giving parents legal job protection and providing financial support when they take leave from work. These policies have generated intensive and growing research interest because of their potential to increase women’s labour force participation, to engage both women and men in childrearing, to help parents better manage the demands of employment and infant care, and to improve child well-being."

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Family Policies in OECD Countries: A Comparative Analysis
Source: Research Gate, Uploaded September 6, 2017

Excerpt: "This article discusses the diversity of family policy models in 28 OECD countries in terms of the balance between their different objectives and the mix of instruments adopted to implement the policies. Cross-country policy differences are investigated by applying a principal component analysis to comprehensive country-level data from the OECD Family database covering variables such as parental leave conditions, childcare service provision, and financial support to families. The results find persistent differences in the family policy patterns embedded in different contexts of work-family "outcomes."

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Female childcare workers paid 32% less than male workers, new data shows
Source: The Guardian, September 4, 2017

Excerpt: "The gender pay gap for preschool and early childhood education workers is more than twice the national rate, despite women being 89.3% of all employees in the sector. Data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows female full-time employees in the preschool sector were paid on average 31.9% less than men in the same industry, compared with a national gender pay gap of 15.3%."

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