• Petitioned Arlington County Board

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Arlington County Board

Do NOT cut the Child Care Office and County Code that regulates child care

    1. Petition by

      Sandra Redmore

The County Code and Child Care Office PROTECT our children by requiring small home daycares to be licensed and by requiring SIGNIFICANTLY higher standards for all settings. Investing in early childhood is SMART ECOMONICS: research has shown high quality early care and education significantly decreases major social and economonic problems such as crime, teenage pregnancy, dropping out of high school and adverse health conditions.

To:
Arlington County Board
Do NOT cut the Child Care Office and County Code that regulates child care

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. County Board to maintain the Child Care Office and Licensing!

      Sandra Redmore
      Petition Organizer

      We have been heard! County Board issues press release that the Child Care Office and County code that regulates child care centers and providers will be maintained:

      http://news.arlingtonva.us/releases/arlington-county-board-chairman-says-county-will-continue-childcare-inspections-and-provider-training

    2. Budget Hearing Tonight!

      Sandra Redmore
      Petition Organizer

      Stand out and stand up for Arlington's young children: wear yellow to the County Budget Hearing, Tuesday, Mar. 26, 7pm!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Randy Rosso ARLINGTON, VA
      • 8 months ago

      Finding safe, quality child care is hard enough. By cutting the Child Care Office, the County would be leaving parents high and dry and young children at risk.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      If we are ever to have real peace in this world we shall have to begin with the children.

      -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

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    • Hermon Black ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      It is super important!!!

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    • Molly Imming GAITHERSBURG, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      My niece and nephew

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    • Tenille Washburn FALLS CHURCH, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Quality early childhood education is extremely important and not something we can afford to cut!!!

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