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Feature stories | September 8, 2016 >>

There was a red carpet, a barbecue and a DJ. Most of all, there was love as four youngsters “stepped up” on Aug. 5 from UFT member and family child care provider Regina Carlton’s Little Lions Early Learn Academy in East New York, Brooklyn.

News stories | June 2, 2016 >>

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 >>

“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 | March 17, 2015 >>

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.

Testimony | January 14, 2015 >>

Jeffrey Hoffman, the director of child care policy at the UFT, testified before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare regarding the oversight of EarlyLearnNYC, the city's contracted child care system.

News stories | January 8, 2015 >>

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 >>

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.

Around the UFT | April 17, 2014 >>

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.”

News briefs | December 19, 2013 >>

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.

Around the UFT | May 30, 2013 >>

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 >>

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.

Around the UFT | February 28, 2013 >>

UFT members from the union’s Family Child Care Providers, United Cerebral Palsy of New York and Bureau of Non-Public Schools chapters joined UFT President Michael Mulgrew for a Meet the President event at UFT headquarters on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

Feature stories | January 31, 2013 >>

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 stories | November 1, 2012 >>

Parents, children and child care providers have been left in chaos in the wake of the Oct. 1 launch of EarlyLearn NYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s long-anticipated and ambitious overhaul of New York City’s early childhood education services, according to officials at the UFT, which represents 21,000 family child care providers.

Provider News | October 18, 2012 >>

Mayor Bloomberg’s EarlyLearn NYC redesign of child care, which took effect on Oct. 1, is resulting in payment disruptions for many network providers. Your union is fighting on your behalf to ensure that you get paid for child care services rendered and to get you connected with a new network.

Testimony | October 16, 2012 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New New York Education Reform Commission.

Provider News | September 1, 2012 >>

Thanks to a new partnership between the UFT’s Family Child Care Providers Chapter and public media provider WNET, more than 130 providers are now ready to make science come alive for their students this summer using WNET’s “Sid the Science Kid” Science Camp curriculum.

Provider News | September 1, 2012 >>

In a landslide election victory, UFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter Chair Tammie Miller was re-elected to her position on June 29. Miller’s second term in office officially began on July 1 and runs for three years, until July 2015. Her newly elected colleagues on the chapter’s executive board are also serving three-year terms that began on July 1.

Provider News | September 1, 2012 >>

The UFT, family child care providers who are represented by the union, and child care advocates are up in arms about major changes to city-subsidized child care set in motion by Mayor Bloomberg.

Around the UFT | August 2, 2012 >>

UFTers joined more than 1,000 union, political, community and religious leaders at a rally in Union Square on July 24 to support increasing the $7.25 minimum wage for low-wage workers across the state.

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