League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

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Child Care Update to be presented at Program Planning

Nov 7, 2019

In preparation for the LWV CVA Program Planning meeting on Sunday, December 8, CitySpace, at 1:30 pm, Beth Kariel and Kathryn Dillon, of the League’s Child Care Committee, have now published their Child Care Report – 2019. Previously, Beth had presented an overview of the report findings at the November 17 Sunday Seminar “Improving Early Childhood Care and Education.” You can read here Beth’s presentation, Child Care Study Presentation Nov 17 2019.

Early childhood care and education is important because many families need child care and there is not enough affordable, quality child care in our region. The Child Care Committee of the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area is currently doing a study of child care in order to update our position. The focus of the study is on child care licensing and enforcement as well as education and training for those who work in child care. The role that government should play in child care is being considered. While it’s a good sign that in June, 2018, Governor Northam reestablished the Children’s Cabinet, which is being led by First Lady Pamela Northam, real results and evidence of improvement in local child care is something we need to monitor.

It’s important that we be advocates for children, not only for their well being but for the well being of society generally. Early childhood is a time of development and growth, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Good early childhood experiences can have positive lifelong effects on children. However, inadequate care can have negative lifelong effects on children. We should have high expectations for child care and provide enough resources for high quality child care for children in Virginia.

Both the Child Care Report – 2019 and Beth’s summary presentation at the November 17 Sunday Seminar can be read on this website under the drop-down menu, “Action and Advocacy” – Child Care Committee.

Calendar

Date/Time: Wed., Nov. 13, 9:30 am
Event: LWV CVA International Relations/Federal Govt Committee Meeting
Place: Home of Molly O'Brien, 250 West Main St., #602, 434-245-9806
Contact: For further information, contact Marge Cox, 245-5228
Date/Time: Wed., Nov. 13, 9:30 am
Event: LWV CVA Firearm Safety Committee Meeting
Place: Westminster-Canterbury, Pantops
Contact: For further information, contact Maggie Hoover, 703-625-9219
Date/Time: Wed., Nov. 13, 9:30 am
Event: LWV CVA Board of Directors Meeting
Place: Westminster-Canterbury, Pantops
Contact: For further information, contact Pat Cochran, 434-326-7873
Date/Time: Sun., Nov. 17, 2 - 4 pm
Event: LWV CVA Sunday Seminar: "Improving Early Childhood Care and Education"
Place: CitySpace, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville
Contact: For further information, contact Pat Cochran, 434-326-7873
Event: LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Meeting
Date/Time: Note: No meeting in November; next meeting is Thurs. Dec. 12, 2:30 pm
Place: University Village (small committee room), 500 Crestwood Dr.
Contact: For further information, contact Sally Thomas, 434-295-1819
Event: LWV CVA Justice Reform Committee Meeting
Date/Time: Note: No meetings in November/December. Next meeting is January 28, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Place: Center for Non-Profit Excellence, 1701-A Allied St., Charlottesville
Contact: For further information, contact Kit Murphy McNally, 414-405-3302
Date/Time: Sun., Dec. 8, 1:30 - 4 pm
Event: LWV CVA Program Planning for 2020
Place: CitySpace, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville
Contact: For further information, contact Pat Cochran, 434-326-7873

League of Women Voters
of the Charlottesville Area
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2786
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Email:  lwv@lwv-cva.org

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