Child care

Lightbridge Academy Announces Craig Murray as New Chief Development Officer

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 3:00pm

ISELIN, N.J. , Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Lightbridge Academy, one of the nation's leading early education and child care providers, has experienced impressive franchise growth this year, expanding into both new and existing markets with eight unique signings for a total of 14 new locations to date. Building on that franchise development momentum and ensuring incoming franchisees have the support they need to thrive, Lightbridge Academy is expanding its development team with the addition of Craig Murray as the new Chief Development Officer. Murray will lead and oversee the franchise development team, leveraging his experience to create a repeatable, best-in-class development process that enables the Lightbridge Academy brand to scale in a responsible manner.

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  • Building on that franchise development momentum and ensuring incoming franchisees have the support they need to thrive, Lightbridge Academy is expanding its development team with the addition of Craig Murray as the new Chief Development Officer.
  • Murray will lead and oversee the franchise development team, leveraging his experience to create a repeatable, best-in-class development process that enables the Lightbridge Academy brand to scale in a responsible manner.
  • When the opportunity presented itself to make a change and join the Lightbridge Academy team, Murray said all the stars aligned.
  • In response to COVID-19, Lightbridge Academy launched The Lightbridge Promise as the Gold Standard for health & safety in the childcare industry.

New Course from ChildCare Education Institute on An Introduction to Learning Stories

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 7:40pm

ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce CUR134: An Introduction to Learning Stories to the online child care training course catalog.

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  • ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce CUR134: An Introduction to Learning Stories to the online child care training course catalog.
  • They can also focus on a group experience or a moment when children were engaged in learning experiences together.
  • This course will introduce participants to Learning Stories, a powerful assessment tool in early childhood education.
  • CUR134: An Introduction to Learning Stories is a two-hour, intermediate-level course and grants 0.2 IACET CEU upon successful completion.

Spruce Eyes Expansion in Multifamily Lifestyle Services Industry with New Vice President of Marketing and Growth

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 2:00pm

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Leading lifestyle service provider Spruce today announced the hire of David Sweet as its Vice President of Marketing and Growth. With so many people working from home and having to juggle life demands like child care, pet care, and everything in between, the desire to save time and reduce stress has never been greater. Sweet's extensive Marketing and Growth experience will help Spruce to further their mission of giving customers that sought-after time back.

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  • AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Leading lifestyle service provider Spruce today announced the hire of David Sweet as its Vice President of Marketing and Growth.
  • Sweet's extensive Marketing and Growth experience will help Spruce to further their mission of giving customers that sought-after time back.
  • Prior to this he headed up the Growth, Business Operations and Customer Support functions at Favor Delivery, working alongside Spruce CEO Steven Pho.
  • Spruce is the comprehensive provider of lifestyle services to the multifamily industry.

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-Quebec Asymmetrical Agreement on the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Component

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:29am

Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, celebrated the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-Quebec Asymmetrical Agreement on the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Component.

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  • Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, celebrated the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-Quebec Asymmetrical Agreement on the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Component.
  • A significant portion of the funding will address Quebec's stated child care priorities, including creating more than 30,000 subsidized reduced-contribution child care spaces, increasing the number of qualified child care educators and strengthening the current child care network.
  • Quebec is considered a leader in early learning and child care and has made significant investments in policies and services for families.
  • The goal of creating 40,000 more affordable child care spaces before 2020 through the 20172018 to 20192020 early learning and child care agreements has already been achieved.

Barrick Board Visits NGM to View Growth Pipeline

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 10:00pm

ELKO, Nev., Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Three years after the formation of the joint venture that created the world’s largest gold mining complex, Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) is stepping out on its next growth phase by identifying new opportunities for discoveries and additions, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said here today. Nevada Gold Mines is 61.5% owned and operated by Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: GOLD) (TSX: ABX) with Newmont Corporation owning the rest.

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  • Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this press release, including any information as to Barricks and NGMs strategy, projects, plans or future financial or operating performance, constitutes forward-looking statements.
  • All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements.
  • The words growth, projects, prospects, secure, future, support, continue, expect, aim, potential, will, could, would, should, may and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.
  • Barrick also cautions that its 2022 guidance may be impacted by the unprecedented business and social disruption caused by the spread of Covid-19.

Learning Care Group Names Johnna Weller Chief Academic Officer

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:52pm

Learning Care Group is the second largest for-profit early education and child care provider in North America.

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  • Learning Care Group is the second largest for-profit early education and child care provider in North America.
  • Weller will lead all aspects of Learning Care Groups educational mission including refining curricula, instruction, pedagogy, learning, and the policies and practices that address academic achievement.
  • Were honored to welcome Dr. Johnna Weller to the LCG team, said Mark Bierley, CEO at Learning Care Group.
  • Learning Care Group also offers early education and child care programs for organizations, including onsite locations, as well as corporate partnerships and back-up care programs in its community-based schools.

ChildCare Education Institute Offers No-Cost Online Course on Character Education in the School-Age Child Care Environment

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 11:51pm

ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, offers SCH106: Character Education in the School-Age Child Care Environment as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users August 1-31, 2022.

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  • ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, offers SCH106: Character Education in the School-Age Child Care Environment as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users August 1-31, 2022.
  • This course explores the importance of character education in schools and out-of-school programs, focusing on environments for school-age children and adolescents.
  • SCH106: Character Education in the School-Age Child Care Environment is a three-hour, intermediate-level course and grants 0.3 IACET CEU upon successful completion.
  • For more information, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
    ChildCare Education Institute provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more.

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CEO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 9:15pm

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) Chief Executive Officer Gordon L. Gillette announced his retirement to the ELCHC Board of Directors on Monday, August 1, 2022.

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  • TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) Chief Executive Officer Gordon L. Gillette announced his retirement to the ELCHC Board of Directors on Monday, August 1, 2022.
  • It has been my distinct pleasure to work with a strong leadership team to serve the families and children of Hillsborough County.
  • We have made great progress in early learning in our County, and I am proud to have led the Coalition during this time."
  • Established by the State Legislature, the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on promoting school and life success for young children and their families through quality school readiness services and supports.

NAFCC Statement Calling on Congress to Include Funding for Early Child Care and Education to Inflation Reduction Act

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Monday, August 1, 2022 - 10:56pm

The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is dedicated to promoting high quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care for nearly one million paid home-based early learning programs.

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  • The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is dedicated to promoting high quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care for nearly one million paid home-based early learning programs.
  • Executive Director of the NAFCC, Erica Phillips, released the following statement:
    NAFCC is disappointed that the Inflation Reduction Act currently includes no funding for child care or education.
  • The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to promoting high quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care for nearly one million paid home-based early learning programs.
  • Since 1982, NAFCC has been supporting family child care throughout the country as educators make the intentional choice to offer high quality early care and education in their homes.

Unifor challenges unfair firing of 7 Marine Atlantic workers

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 10:39pm

"We are taking this issue very seriously and will be firm with Marine Atlantic in demanding they re-instate these members," said Linda MacNeil, Atlantic Regional Director.

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  • "We are taking this issue very seriously and will be firm with Marine Atlantic in demanding they re-instate these members," said Linda MacNeil, Atlantic Regional Director.
  • Firing experienced workers over things like child care conflicts and medical appointments is a massive over-reach."
  • "Management should take a closer look at the problem they created in scheduling and find other ways to address last-minute changes without firing good workers.
  • Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.