High quality. Flexible. Affordable. That's the kind of child care CUPW and UPCE-PSAC members say they need – but can't find.
With Family and Child Care Connections postal worker families in St John's NL have support in accessing child care services and supports they need and deserve, thanks to one of the CUPW and UPCE-PSAC Child Care Fund projects.
That means having peace of mind while you're at work. And that means a lot.
Family and Child Care Connections is a community-based, non-profit early learning family resource centre and Family Child Care Agency located in St. John's, NL, with a second office in Corner Brook. It is incorporated as Family and Child Care Connections-CUPW-Family Resource Centre.
It is dedicated to the development and provision of affordable, accessible, inclusive and quality early learning and family child care. Through its Family Resource Centre and Family Child Care Agency, it provides education, support and resources to parents and families and the recruitment and approval of family child care providers.
All children will have quality early childhood experiences that provide for their optimal learning, growth and life long success.
The Family Child Care Agency, a service of Family and Child Care Connections serves families and child care providers in St. John's, Mount Pearl, Conception Bay South, the Goulds, Torbay, Portugal Cove and other surrounding areas within the St. John's Region, as well as Corner Brook, Deer Lake and surrounding areas in the western region.
Family and Child Care Connections offer a variety of programs, services and supports to postal workers, family home child care providers and other families in the St. John's Region.
These services include:
• Child care registry of parents looking for child care and approved child care
providers who have spaces available
• Workshops and training related to quality child care and parenting issues
• Toy, equipment and resource lending libraries
• Transportation for child care providers and children to attend playgroups
• Parents and child care providers meet at meetings, workshops, social events and special outings
CUPW and UPCE-PSAC members can participate in any of the activities and services that Family and Child Care Connections offers.
The CUPW/UPCE-PSAC Child Care Fund provides child care subsidies for members from the St. John's who qualify. This subsidy covers 40% of your child care fees, if your child:
• Is cared for in a Family and Child Care Connections affiliated child care providers' home
• Support for members who work early morning, evening shifts and need access to child care
For more information about the project, the services offered or for how to receive a subsidy contact Family and Child Care Connections:
CUPW and UPCE-PSAC members also have a project that provides financial assistance and information resources for members who have children with special needs, or adult sons and daughters with disabilities.
Call the Special Needs office at 1-800-840-5465 toll free to find out more about this project and how you qualify.
The CUPW Child Care Fund
Family and Child Care Connections is one of our unions' child care fund projects that are helping postal and communications workers who have a hard time finding and affording quality child care.
This is part of the CUPW and UPCE-PSAC commitment to building better child care that meets the specific needs of postal and communications workers' families.
For information and to register your child:
Family and Child Care Connections
50 Pippy Place, Unit 22P.O. Box 13574, St. John's, NL
Telephone: (709) 754-7090 ext. 1
Fax: (709) 754-7091
Family and Child Care Connections
133 Riverside Dr Noton Building
P.O Box 2006, Corner Brook NL
Telephone: (709) 637-2437
Make sure to identify yourself as a CUPW or UPCE-PSAC member.
A joint project of the CUPW/UPCE-PSAC Child Care Fund