Union Women
Periodical profile published 1980

Publisher:  Organized Working Women (Toronto Area), Don Mills, Canada
Year Published:  1980
Pages:  4pp   Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX1094

This edition of the bi-monthly Union Women focuses on daycare. The needs of working women with children are raised with reference to finding a day-care center close to home, a center that has adequate, experienced and caring staff, and a center that working women can afford to send their children to.

Tina Cartwright describes her search for a daycare center in Toronto. She relates the frustrations of finding one close to home, but with inexperienced staff who do not, she feels, care enough for her child. She feels it is important to have a center close to home to eliminate excessive travelling time and costs, and the rush to pick up her child before the center closes for the day.

Other articles deal with the need for government funding for day-care centers. This funding is needed, the authors point out so that and adequate number of staff may be employed, and so that more daycare centers may come into existence. The author of one article points out that the Metro Toronto budget for daycare is but a small portion of the monies needed for good daycare centers and adequate staff.

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