- Single Parents And Working Parents
- United States of America
In recent studies it has been shown that although there are many childcare providers only a few offer non-standard hour childcare. Now the growing demand of a service-based economy have eaten-away the traditional am-pm, Monday-Friday working week.
Large proportions of the labor force now have to be available beyond the old work pattern. New work patterns such as round the clock work, shift work, and extended hours are now found everywhere,in shops in hospitals, care homes, post offices, warehouses and factories, just to name a few.
In addition to changing working patterns, increasing parental employment and changes in cultural and social attitudes highlight the issues of work-life balance, bringing increasing demand for non-standard hours childcare provisions to the fore.
at the heart of this new workforce:61% of working families contain parents employed outside regular 9-5 hours (DFEE2000),managing shifts,and working during early mornings,evenings, nights, and weekends.A study by the Daycare Trust (2000) also suggests 34% of working families contain a parent who worked long hours, and 22% of working families contain a parent who worked shifts. So the need for non-standard hour childcare is great.
What exactly are our politicians doing for the community? No, this does not include holding up a can of peas smiling ear to ear for the news team photographer on how they donated lots of can goods!
Many families would rather work for their food than collect food-stamps contrary to popular opinion. When needs aren't realized,that is a failure on our leaders part for not asking the right questions. When needs are brought to our leaders attentions, that not only must be addressed,but goes ignored,that is OPPRESSION of the people by our leaders!
We, the undersigned, call on New Jersey government and Social Service organizations to recognize there are approved/safe day care establishments willing to extend their hours to non-traditional hours, so working parents, and single parents no longer have to struggle in their search to find a place,that will care for their children on the weekends, or beyond 5:00 pm during scheduled work hours. We seek to have our children in approved/safe day cares where there is more than one teacher, and children to interact with enhancing developmental growth and not approved day cares in private homes.
We recognize and want our government to recognize large proportions of the labor force now have to be available beyond the old work pattern. New work patterns such as round the clock work, shift work, and extended hours are now found everywhere,in shops in hospitals, care homes, post offices, warehouses and factories, just to name a few. Forward federal dollars, that support TANAF/Foodstamps would be reduced, since more families would be put back to work, or not at risk of losing work due to child care needs going unmet!
We recognized this endeavor will cost money,which is why we petition our government to allocate funds to day cares who are willing to meet this need for families, so they can hire more staff, which not only promotes work ethics by putting families back to work, but by the hiring of new teachers to comply with ratio, additionally the fulfillment of this need will reduce welfare rolls.
The community will support any/all goals,that promote work ethics therefore we stand by this goal!
The Round The Clock Child Care petition to Single Parents And Working Parents was written by End Homelessness And Political Corruption and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.