Childcare for Everyone
Is childcare important to you?
Access to Childcare
Access for 2nd and 3rd(graveyard) shift Childcare
Working Parents or Those Attending School
Providing Peace of Mind and Security
The Business Benefit:
A better, more stable, and reliable childcare network would lessen the burden on employers and encourage them to hire more parents.
Childcare impacts our economy as well as our poverty rate. It's a challenge for far too many. It's about time that changed.
Create a City Childcare Network
The Individual Benefit:
More Shift Availability
More Care Options
A Fallback Network of Support
The City-Wide Benefit:
Increased Revenue/ Decreased Poverty
Structure for the Children (Decreased Juvenile Delinquency)
Creation of Jobs
How to Start:
One Option: Create a network of Current childcare providers and set specific standards that are required to participate in the program.
This network creates a fallback system. If one provider is unable to facilitate a child on a specific day; another provider will be able to pick up the slack.
Two Option: Our city owns a lot of property which is lying dormant that can be useful and retrofitted for childcare facilities, if necessary. Providers would go through specific training and guidelines to make sure they meet the high standards that parents have for care. The program would be open for any current daycare providers with their own facilities as long as they meet the criteria. It would also enable the city to create more jobs by allowing people, as independent contractors, to become daycare providers.
(Note: Multiple options for financing such a plan including federal and state money amongst other resources. But again, first, we must do a cost analysis)