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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

February 7, 2013

"Hopefully it will be a wakeup call as well for all levels of government to ensure that public policies on issues such as child care and elder care are a priority.” - James Clancy, National President

October 23, 2012

October 24 marks the 12th anniversary of the Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educators Appreciation Day in Ontario.

August 30, 2012

This Labour Day in 2012, NUPGE celebrates the legacy of those who came before us and we commit to continue the fight for fairness.

 

June 2, 2011

"Post-2011 election is a good time to keep in mind our tradition of solidarity, and to build on it in new ways," - Martha Friendly, Executive Director CRRU

March 3, 2011

Report recommends investing 1% of GDP to early care and learning.

January 13, 2011

Bringing together nearly 17,000 members who work in developmental services, children’s aid societies, child treatment areas, youth corrections and community agencies.

December 21, 2010

Private child care centres will not be affected but all those receiving public funding will be required to ban religious teaching as of next June.

December 5, 2010

Ranks a dismal 17th in the material well-being of children among OECD countries.

November 28, 2010

'We urge the B.C. government to take these findings seriously and act on them quickly.' - Darryl Walker.

November 25, 2010

Group urges supporters across the country to pressure the Harper government to take action on urgent parliamentary committee report.