Stop the Budget Cuts and Restore our Family Day Care Services
  • Petitioned Fernando Cabrera

This petition was delivered to:

Fernando Cabrera
Bronx Borough President
Ruben Diaz Jr.
STOP Michael Bloomberg's NYC Early Learn
Adriano Espaillat

Stop the Budget Cuts and Restore our Family Day Care Services

    1. Denise  Russo
    2. Petition by

      Denise Russo

      Ridgefield, NJ

Our childrens of Tremont Monterey FDC, Inc. (Family Day Care Network)
Located 115 Henwood Place 2nd floor  Bronx, NY. 10453.

 Tremont-Monterey Family Day Care Network (TMFDC) has been in existence since March 1, 1971. On February 24, 2011 our FDC program moved from 300 E. 175th Street to 115 Henwood Place 2nd fl. Bronx, N.Y. 10453, where we remodeled 2nd floor to house our staff and state-of-the-art Training facilities for our Providers, in total cost of over $200,000 financed in half by a loan from JP Morgan Chase. Our program consists of 6 staff members, 38 providers, 5 volunteered community Board members, and Board's fiscal consultant.  TMFDC is a very strong and well operated program including all state-of-the-art computer technologies.


We initially have an ACS /ACD program sponsoring 38 licensed providers caring for 162 children funded by NYC/ACS in total budget of $1,330,000. In addition, we are sponsoring more than 500 providers caring for more than 5,000 children throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens for nutrition.  This program is funded by DOH/Child and Adult Care Food Program (Approx. five million dollars).


Our program has been audited /assessed annually and always receiving a score of EXCELLENCE.


In May 2011, NYC solicited RFP for EarlyLearn. We submitted on time well written RFP reflecting our outstanding service to the community for over forty years in service. Unfortunately, we received a letter on May 4, 2012 from NYC/ACS informing us that our Family Day Care Network program was not recommended for the new EarlyLearn contract; currently we are fully enrolled and have a long waiting list. We feel that this decision to eliminate TMFDC program is unjust and unfair to our staff, providers, children and parents, moreover, a program that is excellent and has been in operations for over forty years.


We appreciate your support to return this valuable service to our hand to continue serving our community.

Our program is being threatened by your early Learn NYC program which will eliminate 10,000 children from needed child care, including many in my neighborhood. Today more families need subsidized child care not less; I need to have safe, quality and affordable care for my child.
I am opposed to your proposal that will eliminate care from so-called non-targeted neighborhoods or neighborhoods where expensive condominiums are being built near public housing, because working families live in a neighborhood that the rich are moving in does not eliminate our need for child care.
Do not force centers, my child’s center to pay for the right to provide center-based care. Charging community-based organizations nearly seven percent to hold a child care contract is wrong. These organizations do not have the money to pay.
Your plan does not consider what happens to families after their child care center closes. I do not want to be unemployed or underemployed because I cannot find quality child care. I cannot afford to pay more money to a for-profit center nor can my child afford unsafe child care.
Your EarlyLearn NYC program is bad for families and bad for the city. Your administration needs to rethink its plan and how it affects my child’s education, my ability to be a good parent, and my family

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Join us: May 14* 5pm-7pm 59th St. & Fifth Ave. (SE Corner of Central Park)

      Denise  Russo
      Petition Organizer

      Join other parents and the activist community in letting the Mayor know how you feel about: Child Care Center/ After-School Center Closings, Budget Cuts, For Profit Education, Co-location/ Charter Schools , Family Day Care. There's got to be a better way!!!!!! Stand together and make ourselves heard.. May 14,2012. 5pm-7pm 59th Street & Fifth Ave. (SE Corner of Central Park)

    3. Reached 25 signatures
    4. providers please sign

      Denise  Russo
      Petition Organizer

      help keep your jobs


    Reasons for signing

    • Gerald Browne BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Please Sign My Petition Also!! Lets Help each Other!!

    • Carol Driscoll NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      The budget should not be "balanced" at the expense of children. Children deserve to be educated and given a good start in life. I deplore what the Bloomberg administration is doing; it is so harmful to the children of NYC.

    • Mabel Nelson BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Alot of working and non working parents are in need of these programs Mayor Bloomberg is trying to cut. Some many people are gonna lose their jobs.

    • Rose Mulroy ELMHURST, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Good friend of mine has worked there for over 25 years...It is desperately needed in their area...

    • Antoinette Colon CAROLINA, PR
      • over 2 years ago

      My Aunt works here and kids need a daycare


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