December 25, 1989 |
"On the floor, Daddy. Down on the floor, right now."In those 10 words, my 2-year-old son, Jeffrey, showed me what he had learned in day care that day. That was what the shotgun-carrying policeman had shouted as he and five well-armed colleagues kicked through the screen door of the private home where I left my son while my wife and I worked. They were on a drug raid. After meeting no resistance, the police herded Jeffrey, five other children under age 3 and Mrs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2010 |
Child-care advocates who had sued to stop the state from ending a day-care program that serves nearly 60,000 low-income parents announced a settlement Wednesday to keep the program afloat through the end of the year. Under the agreement, the state will continue to provide child-care services through Dec. 31. At the same time, parents who use the service will be notified of their right to be screened for eligibility for other state-subsidized child-care programs. The program serves former welfare recipients who are now working but not earning enough to afford day care.
November 28, 1997 |
A married couple, their son and another man were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs out of a Columbus day-care center for several years. Sheriff's Detective Roger Brandner said most deals were made in a bedroom. "We basically concentrated on this case because of the concern we had for the kids at the day care," Brandner said. He said the couple lived at the house where they've offered day care since about 1992, and authorities believe that they have sold marijuana the entire time.
January 28, 1989 |
Most of Orange County's households that need day care services are getting them the old-fashioned way--paying for them. Among those residents who have children living at home and in need of day care, the majority, 53%, take the children outside the home to a paid provider and 27% pay someone who comes into their homes. The rest are getting the care outside the home at no fee (11%), in-home for free (5%) or have no day care arrangement (4%).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1988
I am writing concerning the Sept. 25 editorial on day care ("Irvine's Day-Care Lead Should Be Followed"). Assistance League of Santa Ana, a nonprofit philanthropic organization, has already taken the fast track in providing quality day care. For the past seven years we have operated a modern, well-staffed child day-care center just two blocks from the county Civic Center in Santa Ana. Seventy-two children are currently enrolled in the center, and we will be able to provide for 32 more children when an addition to the center is completed in March, 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to reduce to the lowest levels the business-license taxes paid by day-care centers and licensed day-care facilities in private homes. In a 12 to 0 vote, the council approved Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky's proposal to lower the rate category for child-care operators to $1 per $1,000 of their gross receipts. They had been paying $5 per $1,000. "Child-care providers have been paying local business license taxes at the highest rate, grouped with doctors, lawyers and accountants in the 'professions and occupations' category," Yaroslavsky said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1996 |
The South Coast YMCA has won the contract to continue providing extended day care at the school district's 27 elementary schools. The decision came after parents packed a school board meeting Monday and made emotional appeals on behalf of the YMCA. "Don't interrupt a valued and trusted service," urged Steve Walsh of Mission Viejo, whose 9-year-old daughter has attended the YMCA since the first grade. "This is an excellent program."
May 31, 1990
It was enlightening to find that 68% of pediatricians think it's detrimental for a baby under the age of 6 months to be cared for by day care. Even ducks spend more than the two-week maternity leave many human mothers feel is adequate for bonding. Our economy and values are so screwed up, we ignore the needs of babies. There should be a new charity, "Whaaaa! I want my mommy!" Mothers who want to stay home with their babies could go to this fund to pay them to stay with their newborns.
November 9, 1995 |
College student Jennifer Ireland on Wednesday regained custody of the daughter who had been taken away because Ireland put her in day care. The state Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that Maranda Ireland Smith, 4, be placed in the custody of her father, Ireland's ex-boyfriend. Maranda had remained with her mother pending the appeal.
April 11, 1989 |
The local PennySaver carrying the Huntington Beach woman's advertisement for her new family day-care center with a "loving home atmosphere" had barely hit the streets before the calls started coming in. Parents, desperate for a convenient and affordable place to care for their children, were asking about what it cost, the woman's experience and how many other children would be there. But mostly, they wanted to know if she had a pool. A week after one Orange County toddler died and two others suffered permanent and severe brain damage after falling into a pool at an unlicensed home day-care center in North Tustin, none of the parents asked if she was licensed--even though the tragedy appeared to have resulted in part from a breakdown in the machinery that is supposed to protect the children.