Child Care Action Toolkit

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Your Voice Can Make a Difference for Child Care in your Community

Parent Resource Guide - English

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.




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Parent Resource Guide - Punjabi

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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet 1: Affordable Child Care

Fact Sheet 3: Open and Accessible Child Care

Fact Sheet 2: Stable and Supportive Child Care

Fact Sheet 4: Quality Care for All



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“We work to pay for child care.” Child care fees are the second highest family expense, after housing.
“We want our child to be happy and healthy.” Quality child care helps  all children thrive.  Quality care is stable and  supportive, provided by well-educated, fairly-paid caregivers.
“Finding child care shouldn’t be a matter of luck.” Wait lists are too long, with regulated spaces for less than 20% of children. Too often, families are forced into unregulated care.
“We have fewer options in our small town.” Access to quality child care helps young families stay, work, and participate in rural and remote communities.
“My wife and I just pass each other in the night.” Child care is generally offered between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday. But more and more people are working outside these hours.