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Child Care jobs program

Welfare to work child care program
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Problem one: Decent quality child care is hard to find and expensive.

Problem two: People can become stuck on welfare because if they took a job, they wouldn't be able to afford day care for their children while they were away working.

Solution: Instead of simply demanding that welfare recipients "find a job or else", give them the option of taking child care training classes and then working in a day care center (or opening their own center). This gives them a valuable skill, a decent job, lets them stay with their children during the day, and gives other people a good place to leave their kids during the day.

Jeremi, Mar 07 2002

baked in canada: ontario works http://www.gov.on.c...vices/ontworks.html
training + welfare = a job. in theory, at least. [mihali, Mar 07 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       'Welfare case' does not imply 'bad person'. In any case, you would be entrusting your child to a 'well-trained ex-welfare case'.
Jeremi, Mar 07 2002

       Somebody explain Jeremi and Jerimi2 to me....assuming they are the same person, doesn't seem to be a case of "forgot password/create another account", so what's the deal?   

       Oh, and here's another case of failing to select a category when posting a new idea. Go get him, Bristolz....grrrr ;-)
runforrestrun, Mar 07 2002

       This seems pretty standard practice among the more enlightened social security systems. In Britain and many other places, the unemployed (including single mothers) can receive a variety of state-funded training. The British Labour government's "New Deal for Lone Parents" offers help with training, childcare and finding employment.   

       Of course, being a parent doesn't necessarily mean you could be a child-care professional. But I would say, baked.
pottedstu, Mar 07 2002

       Peter... that's very offensive.
waugsqueke, Mar 07 2002

       [UB] Does that mean that it the person who does the training already has 6 kids that they take one away?
dare99, Mar 07 2002

waugsqueke, Mar 07 2002

       Jeremi2 was an account that I when I mysteriously couldn't log into my Jeremi account for about 3 days straight. I figured my password for Jeremi must have been munged somehow. Then Jeremi started working again.
Jeremi, Mar 08 2002

       Email bakesperson@halfbakery.com, and Jutta can fix it for you.
StarChaser, Mar 08 2002

       Jeremi spoke in class today
try to forget this...
try to erase this...
from the bakery
thumbwax, Mar 09 2002

       [admin: I've moved Jeremi2's stuff over to Jeremi and deleted Jeremi2's account.]
jutta, Mar 10 2002

       Thanks jutta :^)
Jeremi, Mar 13 2002


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