March 9, 1992
California Fair Employment and Housing Commission: For questions about family leave laws and other employment and housing issues: Los Angeles County: (213) 897-2839. Orange County: (714) 558-4159. San Diego County: (619) 237-7405. San Bernardino County: (714) 383-4711. Ventura County: (805) 654-4513. Family-Related Organizations: Andrus Older Adult Center, USC School of Gerontology, (213) 740-3493. Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, (213) 740-8711.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1988 |
These are some of the resources youth organizations can draw upon for help in detecting child sexual abuse and screening possible molesters from among volunteers. State Department of Justice: Checks volunteers' fingerprints, provides nonprofit youth organizations with records of convictions on sex-related and violent crimes. Also will provide speakers for youth organizations. Contact Department of Justice, 4949 Broadway, Sacramento, Calif. 95820.
January 10, 1996
The California Child Care Resource and Referral Network surveyed costs of day care in 1995. The figures given are weekly rates for full-time care (35 hours a week or more) or part-time care. Family day care, in which providers care for children in their homes. Large family homes are licensed for a maximum of 12 children and two adults must be present. Small family homes are licensed for six children and require one adult. The mean cost for full-time infant care in Orange County was $130 a week.
April 14, 1996 |
Jody and Rob Sise had heard the horror stories from new parents and figured finding quality, affordable child care for their newborn Rachael would be a task of Homeric proportions. Waiting lists at one of the better child-care centers can be years long. Even finding one to take a newborn is a chore. Only 17% of California centers accept infants, said Patty Siegel, executive director of the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. And then there was the worry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1999
Maybe there's a cloud behind every silver lining. The economic good times that continue to roll nationally and the large number of former welfare recipients returning to work have brought on an unprecedented shortage of child care in California, according to a state-funded study released this week. The shortages are especially dire in Los Angeles County, where the parents of 1 million children needing daylong or after-school care are chasing 186,000 licensed slots.
August 15, 1999 |
When it comes to his 3-year-old child's safety at day care, Joseph Molina probably has the right idea--he's worried about the day-to-day, not the one-in-a-million. "I think people need to keep perspective when they look at [last week's shootings at the North Valley Jewish Community Center]," said Molina, head of a public relations firm in Woodland Hills. "I think people should be more concerned about driving to and from day care. I worry more about my kids crossing the street."