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Finding after-school care the 'barrier of first-graders'

Apr 8, 2016

Finding after-school care the 'barrier of first-graders'

Finding a slot at day care may be the first hurdle working parents need to overcome in finding work-family balance. But another comes along when a child enters school. At elementary school level, students with working parents can go to an after-school facility called ...

Mar 31, 2016

Foster parents allowed child care leave under new law

Foster parents seeking to adopt a child will be allowed to take child care leave from next January under a new law enacted by the Diet this week. Before the legal revision, only biological and adoptive parents were granted a basic one-year leave from ...