Child Care News & Legislative Updates

 


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UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on 2016 election results

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on 2016 election results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 Statement by UDW Executive Director Doug Moore in response to the 2016 election results: “The election has come to an end, and the results are impacting voters differently throughout the country. While some are excited that their candidate was elected, others are left angry or confused. It’s important now to remember that we can be sad, we can be mad, but we cannot be deterred. To everyone that knocked on doors, phone banked, and exercised their right to vote for their candidate – thank you. This is a democracy, and we must hold […]

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Quick reminder about new required vaccinations for child care providers

Quick reminder about new required vaccinations for child care providers

My name is Helen Torrez, and I am a family child care provider in Merced County. I’m not sure if you all have heard but because of new legislation that was passed last year (Senate Bill 792), there are some new immunizations required for family child care providers this year.  I wanted to make sure that other providers were aware of this but also remind you to get your immunizations and your files with proof of immunizations for your daycare up to date. The new rule requires that as of September 1, 2016, all family child care providers, as well […]

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From one family child care provider to another

From one family child care provider to another

My name is Ana Fierro, and I’m a family child care provider in Modesto. My mother-in-law’s influence iswhat convinced me to open my own daycare, and 12 years later I’m still going strong. I love caring for children, and I love my work. Unfortunately, as most of you can attest, being a family child care provider is not without its problems. For me personally, one the biggest issues I face is late payments. It’s frustrating not knowing when I will be paid, and has all too often made it tough for me to stay on top of my own household […]

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6 Reasons You Should Choose a Career in Childcare

6 Reasons You Should Choose a Career in Childcare

by Zak Mustapha, The Huffington Post, September 6, 2016 Taking care of children during their early years is simply one of the most fulfilling phases and foundations of being a parent. On the other hand, it can be rewarding as a career more so if one considers cases where both of the parents in the family are working. These kind of parents do not only need good care, security and safety to be given to their children, but also proper education to be provided to their growing children. Also, the need for childcare professionals is greater today than in the […]

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Child Care Workers Should Not Have to Live in Poverty

Child Care Workers Should Not Have to Live in Poverty

By Clyde Weiss, AFSCME, August 19, 2016 The need to make child care more affordable for families has been an issue in the Presidential race. But not enough attention has been given to the people – mostly women – who provide that care. That’s too bad, because nearly half of the nation’s child care workers are in families that receive food stamps, welfare or other federal support, according to a new report. Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley found that, last year, 46 percent of child care providers lived in families enrolled in at least one of the social safety net […]

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