Public Interest Alberta survey outlines state of child care in province


The child care and early learning task force of Public Interest Alberta released the results of their 2016 Alberta child care survey. Conducted between Aug. 29 and Oct. 7, the survey focused on cost for child care services, access for special needs children, waitlists for child care and training for child care staff.   Directed… Continue reading


The issue with Premier Notley’s $25-a-day child care project

Images from a children's photography event I did for the We Did It! School Age Care Society. The event was a Field Day for kids and involved some arts and crafts, games, and plenty of time on the playground. We used the opportunity to create some great photos for We Did It! to use on their website and marketing materials. There were both posed and candid images, and plenty of fun!..©2012, Sean Phillips.

While the creation of 1,000 new child care spaces and 230 child care jobs is a great outcome of the project, the program does not help those who truly need affordable child care systems.   A few weeks ago, Alberta Premier Rachael Notley released plans to enact a $25-a-day childcare pilot program in 18 centres… Continue reading


The importance of affordable child care


When it comes to child care, it boils down to how much freedom society is willing to grant you and those in your immediate network. The industry of child care reeks of the ever-present stench of classism and discrimination.   The rising cost of child care creates services only available to the elite and while there is concern over… Continue reading