News for Family Child Care Providers

Chapter news | October 13, 2011 - 4:57pm

A group of scammers has been posing variously as insurance salesmen or UFT staffers and contacting UFT providers in an effort to steal their personal information and money. The scammers claim to be from the UFT or an insurance company in an effort to trick you. If you receive an unsolicited call from an insurance company, do not give them any personal information, including Social Security or credit card numbers. Excuse yourself and hang up the phone.

Chapter news | October 13, 2011 - 1:24pm

More than 500 Queens parents and children turned out for UFT provider Christina Winslow’s seventh annual back-to-school celebration at Baisley Pond Park on Sept. 24.

Chapter news | September 1, 2011 - 3:18pm

I’m glad to report that our chapter continues to grow and to advance the struggle for dignity for New York City’s 28,000 family child care providers. Each year, we fight for adequate child care funding for working parents and their children. Most recently, our activism helped reduce the size of the proposed city cut to child care subsidies from $91 million to $38 million.

Chapter news | September 1, 2011 - 11:46am

Dear UFT Providers: I am writing today to thank you. Thank you for standing with your union during what was an extremely difficult city budget process this spring and summer. Because of you — your activism and the strength of your voices — we were able to alleviate the brunt of the mayor’s cut to early childhood education.

Chapter news | September 1, 2011 - 11:46am

Christina Winslow has a cause, she has a concern and she says that she just may have a solution: confront community issues by helping young people reach their potential. That’s also the name of the enterprising Queens provider’s seven-year-old nonprofit, A Cause, A Concern, A Solution.

Chapter news | September 1, 2011 - 11:46am

In addition to fighting for a contract and a higher market rate for all providers, the UFT’s Family Child Care Providers Chapter also goes to bat on behalf of individual providers and small groups of providers, often taking on the abusive or unfair child care networks to which many providers belong.

Chapter news | September 1, 2011 - 11:46am

After a tumultuous budget process defined by intense member advocacy and scores of protest rallies, the City Council on June 29 adopted a budget for the coming year that includes a partial restoration of funding for child care subsidies for poor and working families.

News stories | June 23, 2011 - 12:37pm

Children from the Hamilton Madison House and Chung Pak day care centers gathered at City Hall — alongside dozens of child care providers, day care center workers, parents, politicians and faith and community leaders — for a June 7 press conference denouncing the mayor’s proposed $51 million cut to city funding for child care.

News stories | June 23, 2011 - 12:29pm

Few New Yorkers know just how hard the city’s family child care providers work. Two of those who do know, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, highlighted providers’ hard work for all to see when they lent a hand as part of the UFT’s “Provider for a Day” event on June 9.

News stories | June 9, 2011 - 3:57pm

UFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter Chair Tammie Miller joined Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and other elected officials and labor leaders for a Manhattan town hall meeting on May 25 to discuss the impact of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed $51 million cut to child care funding on children and low-income

News stories | May 26, 2011 - 6:09pm

Chanting “we are one” and “enough is enough,” several thousand child care workers rallied outside City Hall on May 11 to protest city budget cuts to child care funding.

Union resolutions | May 18, 2011 - 3:27pm

The UFT resolves to continue to oppose Mayor Bloomberg’s impending cuts for day care for children of working families.

Chapter news | May 13, 2011 - 4:31pm

Low-income, working parents and the family child care providers who take care of their children were left with many questions after Mayor Michael Bloomberg on May 6 said he was restoring $40 million to the child care budget, which is only a partial restoration.

Chapter news | May 1, 2011 - 5:00pm

In these tough times of budget cuts and fiscal austerity, we need the power of a union more than ever. Please speak out whenever you can, at union rallies, lobbying days and other events, in support of yourselves and your colleagues.

Chapter news | May 1, 2011 - 4:30pm

A lifelong educator, Brooklyn provider Nse Obot never intended to enter early childhood education. But with a background in university admissions and adult and K-12 education, and a commitment to helping low-income youth reach college, he is an ideal child care provider.

Chapter news | May 1, 2011 - 3:39pm

For a limited time only, licensed and registered family child care providers can come by the union’s lower Manhattan headquarters to pick up a free educational kit for use in their child care program.

Provider News | May 1, 2011 - 3:15pm

The UFT’s Family Child Care Providers Chapter has won an important victory for providers and for multicultural education, fending off an attempt by the Graham Windham network to require its non-English-speaking providers to teach in English.

Chapter news | May 1, 2011 - 3:15pm

You have come a long way in the last 18 months, and I’m immensely proud of all you have accomplished. Most significantly, you ratified your first contract with the state in January 2010 and are now on the cusp of complete integration with the UFT.

Provider News | May 1, 2011 - 3:13pm

Four years after winning the right to organize from then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer in 2007, New York City’s 28,000 family child care providers are now sharing the lessons learned with providers trying to organize in other states.

Provider News | May 1, 2011 - 3:11pm

Beginning shortly, all providers will see $21 deducted from their pay each month by the state and transferred to the union to help cover the costs of representing you and all providers.

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