Child Care

Child careThe National Union has worked for many years to promote the need for a universal, affordable and high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)  program in Canada. Research shows access to quality child care enhances children’s development in every way – intellectually, physically, emotionally and linguistically. The National Union believes the establishment of an ECEC program is an investment in our future and our greatest resource – our children.

The National Union also continues to advocate to ensure that early childhood educators are compensated and recognized for the invaluable work they perform with Canada’s children. These dedicated workers often endure low wages, difficult working conditions and high levels of job insecurity. The National Union will continue to highlight the fact that the lack of proper wages and benefits, and the lack of respect and recognition, are driving child care workers and early childhood educators out of their field.

 


News stories on Child Care

April 11, 2008

New study reveals the smallest increase in regulated child care spaces in some years

April 7, 2008

Poverty afflicts 12.6% of all Ontario children including 44% of all children in low-income families

February 15, 2008

Group says 'It's Time for Public Child Care'

February 6, 2008

Send the Finance Minister your thoughts and ideas about why child care services are important for children and families and Canada’s economy.

October 4, 2007

Shelagh Germyn trekking 260 kilometres from Campbell River to Victoria

September 29, 2007

Federal Tories admit tax incentives to create more child care spaces not working

February 6, 2007

Protests across British Columbia against the Harper and Campbell governments

January 31, 2007

'Only a political decision can reverse the cuts, restore funding and build a stronger child care system.' - BCGEU

July 12, 2006

Situation will worsen in many areas if Conservatives kill $5 billion Liberal program

March 21, 2006

Community task forces conclude that Harper Conservatives are out of sync with broadly held Canadian views