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There is to be a change in the childcare sector in 2014 changing the current childcare ratios from 5:1 to be 4:1.
What this means is that there will be increases in family daycare fees by at least 25-30% and it is estimated by at least 70% per hour in preschool and long daycare centres.
It has been announced that funding will stop on the 31st December 2011 for for the Take a Break Occasional Child Care program provided at neighbourhood houses and community centres across Victoria.
This program provides a valuable service for carers to take a short break, they are affordable to all and encourage stronger, closer more caring communities.
We are calling on you to work together to honor the promise of a national child care program to all Canadian families and children. Canada’s children and families deserve the right to a National Child Care System. November 2009 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Canada still scores LAST amongst industrialized nations in our provision of early childhood education and care and family support policies.
The place to start is by protecting the early learning and child care agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces. While income support for families is a valid policy goal, a taxable family allowance and a tax credit for employers will not create early learning and child care services that are high quality, available and affordable.
Families need income supports and publicly funded child care services. By supporting families with affordable, high-quality options for early childhood learning and care will benefit child development and the social and economic well-being of communities. The variations of policy across Canadian provinces has only allowed Canadians to create a disjointed system and framework, which results in inequalities for our children and families across the nation. We call on all governments to protect and enhance progress on creating a framework to support a National Child Care System.
Children in Canada and their families need high-quality, accessible, inclusive and PUBLICLY FUNDED early education and care for their children. Canada has made many attempts at implementing a national publicly funded system, but have failed each time. We hope that this will be our last attempt because we WILL succeed in convincing our government to take responsibility for Canadian children, and to give our families a real choice in the care and education of their children.
It is time for Canadians to demand a system that values children and families, and makes early childhood education and care a fundamental part of our country. We need to ask our government to commit to building the child care system that Canadians want.
Please add your name to this petition and forward to everyone who you know. The children are our future.
We will be holding a rally in Toronto on March 8th, 2011, and encourage our neighboring cities, provinces and territories to follow our lead.
For more information, or to get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amana Family Day Care (comprising Carina Family Day Care Scheme and New Life Family Day Care Scheme) co-ordinates home based child care for over 350 families through out Logan City and Brisbane. Support is provided to over 60 Care Providers who operate from their own home as independent business owners.
The Co-ordination Unit matches early childhood professionals (providing quality child care in their own homes) with families according to their child care needs. Due to an increased demand for home based care we have found the need to relocate to a more suitable and central location. An opportunity to relocate to premises that are owned by our own organisation became available to us this year. Trinder Park Rest Home, owned and operated by the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District has a house onsite that is suitable to our business needs.
Being community based and therefore non-profit it is essential that operating costs are kept to a minimum, we are able to achieve this by renting premises at this location rather than taking on a commercial lease.
We believe the inclusion of our business on this site will have minimal impact on local residents:
~ Less than 12 employees, rarely more than 4 onsite at any given time
~ Minimal visitors or clientele onsite
~ The site is currently a Translink Terminus with two buses running each hour
~ Adequate car parks already exist
~ No building works or site development are required
After witnessing a pedestrian/car accident on the 3rd of February I have decided to organise this petition to introduce traffic calming devices on Henry Street in Spring Hill.
There are numerous short and long term apartment patrons, pub patrons, and 2 child care centres within 100 metres of the street. Combine that with literally hundreds of cars per day using it as a shortcut, this sort of accident was bound to happen, and will continue to happen unless something is done.
Henry Street is currently 2 way and only barely wide enough for that, let alone the speeds and blind spots accessing Astor Terrace, John Street and Leichhardt Streets.
We call on Brisbane City Council, Queensland Transport and Brisbane City Police to work together to discourage streets like this to slip under the radar when it comes to traffic management.
Under the current, but soon to be changed zoning ordinance, Group Home Day Care Businesses are allowed to operate with in a residential home. This service is a great asset to the local community. It allows parents to keep their children close to their home or workplace with someone they feel comfortable with at an affordable price.
This service is especially important to the local area because of the lack of options parents have to take their children to for care. The real need that is evident is space for infants. Waiting lists for local care are averaging a year or longer. The reason being if a small family daycare watches one infant they may only watch four total children. This makes it impossible to provide care for infants in a cost efficient manner. By allowing Group Daycares to operate as before, care can be provided for up to 10 children with one infant in a residential home. This will keep costs down and stop waiting lists from growing longer than what they already are.
The new zoning ordinance will now consider a Group Daycare a commercial enterprise, which will make overhead costs too great to operate in an affordable manner. Let's allow these businesses to operate as they were in the old zoning ordinance, so they can continue to provide a valued service to the local community.
I'm 18 years old and have a beautiful 13 month old daughter. I started the young parents program at balga senior high school in Western Australia in July 2006.
This facility helps young parents go back to school so that they can receive a proper education and do well in life for themselves and their children. We currently get JET assistance so that we dont have to pay full price for child care, and we can still afford the necessities in life. May I add that not only young people receive this payment it is ALL parents that return to study, whether it be school, TAFE or Uni. Now the government are planning to only give the JET payment to eligable applicants for 1 year and then make them pay $127 per week! We are trying to do whats right by going back to school so we can get a good job and get OFF centrelink.
As you can see the Government really cares! Please sign this petition so that all parents have a fighting chance in life to build a good foundation for their children.
April 28, 2006
Away to Learn, Inc. is interested in building a child care center on this particular property and is meeting with opposition from the neighbors. They feel that we would bring in too much traffic to the area.
The benefits to building on this property is that we are close to the local factories where many of our families work. We would also be close to firemans park, the city swimming pool, and library.
We would like to utilize these more and would be within walking distance of any of these.
My name is Anne L. Halverson. I am a 21-yr-old mother of a one-year-old son, Aidan. I take motherhood very seriously and I take my employment seriously. In order to be employed and provide the best childcare environment for my son, I rely on a state funded child care subsidy. That means, based on my income, I pay a percentage of my son's child care expenses and the State of Minnesota subsidizes rest.
My son thrives at his day care center, Noah's Ark, in Hopkins, MN. He is cared for by well trained providers who, like me, want him to meet his growth milestones, be happy and well adjusted, understand about sharing, learn about tolerance, and be prepared for kindergarten. My son and I also rely on state subsidized health care. His pediatric clinic monitors his growth, advises me about his medical needs and has helped me become a confident parent. I know how fortunate we are to live in a state that values children by providing these opportunities.
Minnesota's governor, Tim Pawlenty, has proposed a budget that will slash child-care and health care subsidies for single mothers like me and our children. Without the aid of these subsidies, I will be forced to quit my job, surrender my opportunities to advance in the workforce, stay home full time with my child and apply for welfare benefits.
If you believe in and support mothers with young children who want their children in safe, regulated childcare centers; women who are proud to be part of Minnesota's workforce, please sign this petition.
I will present this petition when I speak before a Minnesota Senate Committee that is convening on Tuesday, February 22, at the Minnesota State Capital.
Anne L. Halverson
Please forward this to your friends and family. Thanks.
We are campaignng to receive funding from the Commonwealth Government for In-Home based child care services. This will allow parents and children along the NW coast to have access to a sperior child care provider at an affordable rate.
In 1999 the Oklahoma legislature passed and Governor Keeting signed HB 493, creating the category of Large Family Child Care Homes, which can be licensed for a maximum of 12 children. This was an important step in addressing child care needs across the state and placed Oklahoma in an equitable position with 44 other states with this category of care.
The City Code of Stillwater, Oklahoma has not been updated since 1993 and does not reflect the newest State legislation in effect. The current City Code limits the Family Day Care Home to a maximum of 7 children.
Current City Code considers Large Family Child Care Homes licensed for more than 7 children to be "Day Care Centers", although the City's definition of "Day Care Center" is in direct contradiction to the State's definition of "Day Care Center".
The demanding and expensive zoning restrictions placed on Large Family Child Care Homes by labeling them as "Centers" diminish the number of licensed providers and cause new providers to remain underground and unlicensed, thus making safe, monitored care less available to parents seeking care for their children.
We are seeking to have City Code amended so that all Family Child Care Homes, including those licensed by the State for up to 12 children, will be classified as an accepted Home-Based Business and all will be treated by the City as equals.