News for Family Child Care Providers

News stories | January 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways.
These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.

What I do | November 2, 2017 - 1:00am

Lynda John has two grandchildren, but as a UFT member and group family day care provider, she has up to 16 other kids — from infants to preschoolers, plus older children after school — at any given time. It’s an investment, she says, in herself and in the future.

Chapter news | October 20, 2017 - 4:38pm

Attend one of the borough meetings coming up in the next two weeks. We'll provide important updates on issues affecting family child care providers including state and city legislation, upcoming contract negotiations and union-provided professional development opportunities.

Chapter news | September 19, 2017 - 4:38pm

Attend one of the borough meetings coming up in the next few weeks. We'll provide important updates on issues affecting family child care providers including state and city legislation, upcoming contract negotiations and union-provided professional development opportunities.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 - 11:00pm

Themed “Constructing Knowledge through Purposeful Play,” the Providers Appreciation Educational Conference featured workshops led by UFT Teacher Center instructors and free takeaway resources, including books, puppets, puzzles and science kits.

News stories | June 1, 2017 - 5:54pm

Family child-care provider Carlene Stone named Winnie’s Day Care in the Bronx in memory of her brother, Winston.

Testimony | May 23, 2017 - 11:18am

UFT Assistant Secretary LeRoy Barr testified before the New York State Senate Committee on Children and Families, the Assembly Committee on Children and Families and the Assembly Legislative Task Force on Women’s Issues regarding the creation of a child care availability task force.

Testimony | February 28, 2017 - 12:33pm

UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman testified before the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council/Council on Children and Families.

News stories | February 2, 2017 - 5:18pm

The UFT has won a $2.7 million state Quality Grant to fund educational supplies for family child care providers.

Around the UFT | January 5, 2017 - 12:02pm

More than 50 UFT family child care providers took a step back in time when they visited the Brooklyn Historical Society on Dec. 3.

News stories | June 2, 2016 - 5:52pm

They were dressed to the nines, in satin and sequins and lace at the Provider Appreciation Awards Ceremony on May 13. The only thing that sparkled more than the outfits was their smiles when they spoke about their “kids.”

News stories | June 2, 2016 - 11:36am

“To appreciate,” according to the dictionary, is to recognize the true worth of someone or something, and that’s exactly what 240 UFT family child-care providers received at the 2016 Provider Appreciation Conference on May 21.

Testimony | January 29, 2016 - 5:16pm

UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman testified before the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Around the UFT | September 10, 2015 - 4:00pm

UFT nurses, child care providers and retirees joined dozens of other union members and health care advocates for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Medicare and Medicaid.

Testimony | March 17, 2015 - 3:38pm

UFT Director of Child Care Policy Jeremy Hoffman testified before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare, Committee on Women’s Issues and the Committee on Juvenile Justice regarding the FY 2016 preliminary budget relating to the Administration for Children's Services.

News stories | January 8, 2015 - 3:22pm

New York City’s child care providers have overwhelmingly ratified a $43 million agreement with the state Office of Children and Family Services that will feature valuable health benefits as well as grant money to enhance their skills and better equip their programs. “It’s an historic contract that will greatly improve the lives of our members and of the children we serve,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew.

Around the UFT | January 8, 2015 - 1:00am

Eighty-eight very proud child care providers completed training for their national accreditation from the National Association for Family Child Care in a festive graduation ceremony held at the UFT’s lower Manhattan headquarters on Dec. 6.

News stories | June 5, 2014 - 12:01am

Fourteen providers were honored at the UFT Family Child Care Provider Chapter’s second annual Provider Appreciation Awards Ceremony.

Around the UFT | April 17, 2014 - 12:22pm

Around 25 UFT family child care providers gathered on March 26 for a professional development workshop hosted by WNET and the network’s famous Thomas the Tank Engine, the star of its classic animated children’s show “Thomas and Friends.”

Around the UFT | February 6, 2014 - 12:01am

Teachers have long had a set of national standards that they can meet to demonstrate expertise in their profession, and now family child care providers do, too.

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