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Family Childcare Providers

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.

Provider News | August 1, 2012 >>

Tammie Miller, the chapter’s incumbent chair, has been re-elected to her position at the head of a 20-member slate. Miller and her fellow chapter officers officially began their term in office on July 1.

Around the UFT | June 28, 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.

News stories | June 28, 2012 >>

The UFT, the family child care providers 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.

News stories | June 28, 2012 >>

At the June 13 Delegate Assembly, UFT President Michael Mulgrew reflected on the grueling school year that was and discussed what to expect in the year ahead. Events such as the emergence of Occupy Wall Street and the fight for the millionaire’s tax “feel more like four years ago than just the beginning of this school year,” Mulgrew said.

Around the UFT | June 14, 2012 >>

Families from every corner of the city joined teachers, child care providers, union leaders and elected officials at a rally on May 31 to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed budget cuts to child care that will hurt low-income families.

News stories | May 24, 2012 >>

With Mayor Bloomberg moving to slash child care subsidies for more than 14,000 low-income children in the city’s 2013 budget, UFT President Michael Mulgrew defended the importance of subsidized child care for New York’s working families at a state Assembly hearing on May 3.

News stories | May 24, 2012 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew told a packed room of City Council members attending the union’s annual legislative briefing on May 15 that its top priority for the budget for the coming year was retaining the more than 14,000 child care slots for low-income families that the mayor wants to eliminate.

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