Finding and affording regulated child care is difficult at the best of times. But when parents need part-time or occasional care, or care that operates outside of the standard 9 to 5 work week, it is that much more difficult.
Local communities in British Colombia have set up planning tables that bring together decision makers (e.g. child and family service providers, health, school boards, municipalities, employers) to inform their child care service planning efforts.
With the use of the “Child Care Action Toolkit” CUPW members can ensure that the voices of postal workers, especially those who are harder to serve - shift workers, those who work part-time or irregular hours, or who live in rural settings or who have children with special needs – are included in these child care planning efforts.
Speak up in your community! You are not alone. Lack of access to quality, affordable child care affects the whole community.