Who'll make the grade on child care?

Parents, activists to issue "report card" for party leaders before June 12 vote

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - Years of starts, shifts and cuts, add up to inadequate public funding and ineffectual provincial policy by successive governments. It's time for this situation to end, say a group of parents, early childhood educators and activists who, this election are challenging party leaders to "make the grade on child care".

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Ontario election: Horwath vows $100M to support childcare centres

Toronto Star, May 11, 2014

Horwath chose Mother’s Day to announce at a campaign stop near Hamilton Harbour that saving subsidized child care spaces is a priority for her third-place party.

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NDP Child care pledge welcome but not enough, advocate says

martha-friendly.jpgOntario's child care sector would "welcome" the $100-million investment that New Democrats are promising, but a prominent advocate says it's not enough money to address all outstanding issues.

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AECEO Responds to Wage Increase Announcement

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario Media Release

For immediate release

TORONTO, April 22, 2014

AECEO RESPONDS TO WAGE INCREASE ANNOUNCEMENT

"We are heartened to learn the Ontario Government has moved to address the issue of low wages for ECE professionals and other front line child care staff.  Research shows that the quality of early childhood education and care programs is associated with the wages of the workforce; in other words, if early childhood educators are well-compensated the quality of an ECEC program will be higher." says Dr. Rachel Langford, President of the AECEO.

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