PROVINCIAL CONSULATION ON CHILD CARE
The New Brunswick Government launched a public consultation on child care. The consultation is open to the public from June 1 to June 30, 2007. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion before the provincial government develops its early learning and child care plan. Please take the time to read the discussion paper available on the government of New Brunswick web site. There are a number of ways to participate:
-sign a petition
We invite you to participate in this consultation process. Please see the links below for more information:
Public forum on child care: come share your thoughts
Link to online survey
You can simply cut and past the following text into an email to the Premier. See the link to the Premier’s email below:
Subject: Public Consultation on Early Learning and Child Care
Dear Mr. Premier,
I am writing today to share my views on the child care needs and preferences of New Brunswick families.
I believe it is time for the government to create a publicly funded and regulated child care system that provides high quality, universally accessible and non-profit child care services, with trained and adequately remunerated staff, for all New Brunswick children and their families who want or need it.
The facts speak for themselves: 86% of children under the age of 12 do not even have access to regulated child care in our province, while it is well-known that in most families, both parents work outside the home. Those lucky enough to have access to child care services often pay high fees to access them. For others, the situation imposes unfair limitations, for parents as well as children.
I therefore ask you, Mr. Premier, to act immediately and enact legislation for a universal, non-profit, publicly funded child care system, accessible in every community across the province. I believe that this system should meet standards that guarantee a publicly funded and accountable child care system that is high quality, universally accessible, developmental and inclusive.
Thank you, Mr. Premier, for your attention in this matter.