Child Care Letters and Information


Open letter to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada; Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Opposition; and Jack Layton, Leader of the New Democratic Party Read it Here

Canada still needs Child Care: Child Care Issues specific to the Central Okanagan 
An Election Backgrounder - prepared by the Child Care Action Team


A strong economy needs good child care: Canada can’t work without it

Backgrounder in pdf  - Backgrounder from Code Blue for Child Care explains how universal, quality ECEC services are essential for Canada’s economy.

CATCH Child Care Action Team Submission (click here) to the Early Childhood Learning Agency which is Considering full-school-day pre-kindergarten for children ages three and four, and full-time kindergarten for five-year-olds .  The ECLA consultation paper,  asks for input on the feasibility of full-time kindergarten for five-year-olds and optional full-day pre-kindergarten for three- and four-year-old children, is now available. Responses received by *August 15, 2008 will be carefully considered.

Letter to the editor by Kent Stralbiski clarifying the Child Care Team and CATCH role in consultation process - correcting information contained in an article

Kids can't wait for child care in BC - Action needed, not more studies, February 18, 2008 here
Early Childhood Educators of BC says children, families and early childhood educators can’t wait until 2009, February 14 2007 here

Crisis in Early Childhood Workforce  


BC Chamber of Commerce Resolution: The Role of Child Care in Enabling British Columbians to Re-Enter the Workforce", May 2007 click here

Mayor of Lake Country letter to Linda Reid March 5, 2007

Medical Health Officers letter to Stephan Harper about Child Care. Feb 26, 2007

Central Okanagan Regional District letter to Stephan Harper Jan 31, 2007 asking him to work toward providing adequate funding for child care and ECD programs and services.

Child Care Resource and Referral cuts as of January 2007


Child Care Stats and Facts from the Child Care Forum held January 2006 in Kelowna:
Child Care Crisis in the Central Okanagan click here
PowerPoint Presentation
click here

The Child Care Action Team has released a new report and executive summary entitled Coping . . . or Meeting the Challenge: Choices for Child Care in the Central Okanagan to 2011
For the full report click here
For the executive summary 
click here  

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