Is subsidized daycare bad for kids?

12 Jul 2011 Is subsidized daycare bad for kids?

ARPA Note: Who woulda thought that mom and dad provide the better day-care services?

MACLEANS (Monday, July 11, 2011) by  – A surprising new study says Quebec’s $7-a-day daycare is leaving children worse off

In public policy, few subjects are as sure to spark fierce debate as child care. Prime Minister Stephen Harper portrays a stark divide when he talks about his Conservative policy of giving parents $100 a month for every child under six, and how he scrapped the previous Liberal government’s plan to pour billions into deals with the provinces to expand subsidized daycare. “We took money from bureaucrats and lobbyists,” he says, “and gave it to the real experts on child care, and their names are Mom and Dad!” Read more

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