Public Interest Alberta survey outlines state of child care in province

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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

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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.http://www.RiverwoodPhotography.com

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

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Universal Children’s Day

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“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”- Albert Einstein.   Every child possesses a unique set of talents, interests and abilities. Our culture has a tendency to focus on overcoming weaknesses rather than appreciating… Continue reading

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The importance of affordable child care

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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

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Fighting Hunger in the Classroom

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.http://www.RiverwoodPhotography.com

  Did you know that over 2000 kids go to school hungry in Calgary on a daily basis? We are often told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is. Kids who have not had breakfast in the morning before going to school may be more tired and unable to… Continue reading

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On a Mission to raise $15,000

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As a single parent of four, Rebecca was required to work full time to support herself and her children, even during maternity. Her need to work forced her to seek care for her children. The search for adequate childcare was perhaps one of her biggest challenges, as high program fees and two-year waiting lists limited… Continue reading

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What Are They Thinking?

Back in November 2014, NDP leader Tom Mulcair introduced a plan to implement fifteen dollar a day childcare right across the country. This was a plan which was inspired by Quebec’s childcare system. As many are aware, Quebec began offering seven dollar a day childcare back in 1997. Since then, the use of childcare programs… Continue reading

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We’re Back!

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.http://www.RiverwoodPhotography.com

Last June we were thrilled to re-launch our website. A move which we found imperative in order to further share with you our mandate and values, as well as a bit more background about our organization as a whole. By re-launching our website we have also created a platform for others to become more informed… Continue reading

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