Budget 2021 – Online Storytime and Chalk Party!
Sunday, November 8 at 10:00 am, join us with your kiddo for stories and songs presented by an ECE, and some ideas about standing up for child care here in Ottawa as City Council debates its 2021 Budget.
The Mayor’s proposed budget – after he voted with all of Council to invest in child care last year – offers nothing for parents, children, and early childhood educators struggling with the impact of the last six months. What it does offer is a hefty increase to the police budget – the people of Ottawa are getting policed instead of cared for.
You can read some of our ideas beforehand here.
This pandemic has burnt out Ottawa’s child care sector and the parents of young kids – it’s time to come together, sing some songs, read some stories, and talk about how to build a real, resilient child care system for the city.
At 10 am, join us on Facebook Live:
Make sure to register HERE
Afterwards, we’re encouraging people to make chalk drawings sending their support for a strong Early Childhood Education sector!
Write messages to your councillor about what needs to happen in this Budget (check out some suggestions below), take a picture of your art, and make sure to tag us in when you post it on Facebook (@childcarenow.ottawa) and Twitter (@OttawaCCN) – please use the #613SupportsECEs hashtag.
Last, tag your councillor in! If you’re not sure what Ward you’re in, you can check that here.
Some suggested chalk slogan ideas:
- Child care is not an afterthought
- Mayor Watson – Invest in child care, now!
- Family needs > more cops
- The true measure of any society is how they treat their most vulnerable #childcarenow
- Save Tunney’s!
- Find more here…
See you and the littles Sunday morning!