Support Child Care
In these times of lean budgets and increasing levels of poverty, it is important to support programs that have evidence-based, positive outcomes for the working poor.
Providing quality child care is such a program that has proven, positive outcomes for children and the larger community. When young children spend their first years with nurturing adults in a high-quality, developmentally-appropriate setting, they accomplish more in school, parents perform better at work and our State saves money. Every dollar invested in high-quality child care returns at least $7 in tax savings due to the need for fewer services, such as special education.
The Public Policy Committee of the Diocese asks all parishes to participate in the Public Policy Weekend ~ February 9-10, 2013 which focuses on the need for increased funding for quality child care subsidies.
Below you will find a link to the petition as well as full information packet, which includes the following materials for use in your parish/school:
- The petition
- Instructions on where to send the completed petitions.
- Bulletin announcements, starting Dec 30 through Feb. 9-10
- Fact Sheet—can be copied and inserted in the bulletin
- Prayers of the Faithful
- Homily Helps
- Pulpit Announcements for Feb 3 and Feb 10
Pope John Paul II wrote: “In the Christian view, our treatment of children becomes the measure of our fidelity to the Lord himself” (Familiaris Consortio).