News for Family Child Care Providers

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.”

Chapter news | April 1, 2014 - 5:14pm

The 2013 market rate for providers is now available.

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.

Vperspective | January 16, 2014 - 12:01am

I am honored to represent you, our union’s approximately 40,000 members who are not employed by the DOE, as the UFT’s first-ever vice president for non-DOE members. Although we are called the United Federation of Teachers, we are a union of professionals and encompass far more than just teachers and other DOE employees.

National education and labor news | December 19, 2013 - 12:42pm

Rhode Island’s more than 540 newly unionized family child care providers are expected to begin negotiations this month for a first contract with the state.

News | November 6, 2013 - 8:00am

Bill de Blasio, who criticized the growing income inequality in the city and promised to restore respect for teachers and unions, was elected mayor of New York City on Nov. 5. In his victory speech, he painted a vision of a city where "we all rise together."

Testimony | October 28, 2013 - 5:13pm

Director of Child Care Policy Jeremy A. Hoffman testified before the City Council Committees on General Welfare and Women's Issues about the implementation of Early Learn NYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s redesign of the city’s contracted subsidized child care and early childhood education system.

News stories | October 18, 2013 - 11:35am

Almost four years after winning their historic first contract, family child care providers represented by the UFT began negotiations in September for a successor agreement with the state.

Feature stories | September 26, 2013 - 12:31am

Unions save lives. Just ask Bronx family child care provider Rosa Martinez. Martinez suffered from two forms of cancer – but beat the disease thanks, in part, to the health insurance won for providers by the UFT.

New teacher diaries | September 26, 2013 - 12:21am

I had planned every minute of my first day back at school in September, but I hadn't factored in collaboration.

Chapter news | September 17, 2013 - 5:09pm

Your union supports you. Now show your solidarity with your union. The UFT’s Family Child Care Providers Chapter is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to sign up every single one of New York City’s 21,000 family child care providers as a card-carrying member of the union.

Chapter news | September 17, 2013 - 5:09pm
Feature stories | June 14, 2013 - 12:02am

Family child care provider Danna Santana teaches 14 children, ages 10 months to eight years, in her dual language program, Danna’s Family Day Care, in East Elmhurst. This February, she became the first provider to receive national accreditation in New York City.

Around the UFT | May 30, 2013 - 12:11am

Fifty-six members of the UFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter were honored for their work with children and their union at the chapter’s first annual Provider Appreciation Day on May 18.

News stories | May 2, 2013 - 12:01am

Pulling together a diverse group of experts, the UFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter held the first meeting of its new advisory board at the union’s lower Manhattan headquarters on April 5.

News stories | April 11, 2013 - 1:00am

The mayor’s proposal to cut funds for subsidized child care would have “dire consequences for the welfare of our city’s earliest learners,” Tammie Miller, the chair of the UFT’s Family Child Care Providers Chapter, warned City Council members at a budget hearing in March.

Around the UFT | April 11, 2013 - 12:01am

UFT members of functional chapters — educators whose work generally does not involve standing at the head of a classroom — took part in daylong training sessions held at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook, N.Y., on March 9 and 10.

Feature stories | January 31, 2013 - 1:00am

A wooden train. Farm and horse puzzles. An animal-themed stamp set. Those are just a few of the more than two dozen fun and educational toys for young children included in the UFT Family Child Care Provider Chapter’s educational kits, valued at almost $400 per kit, which the chapter distributes for free to licensed and registered providers who have joined the union.

News | January 10, 2013 - 11:55am

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