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Why Addressing #ChildCare Matters in #ElkValley #BC

The following ideas were crowdsourced at an Advisory Group meeting of the Teck Coal Elk Valley Communities of Interest Initiative on January 29, 2014. Additional ideas are welcome!

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Adequate child care is one cornerstone of building community capacity.

Adequate child care is one cornerstone of building community capacity.
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Allows more people to work without worrying how their children are cared for.

Allows more people to work without worrying how their children are cared for.
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Attraction of families to work and LIVE in the Elk Valley.

Attraction of families to work and LIVE in the Elk Valley.
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Attract & retain potential employees.

Attract & retain potential employees.
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Child care matters - because it benefits ALL of us!

Child care matters - because it benefits ALL of us!
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Children are the future.

Children are the future.
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Community sustainability.

Community sustainability.
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Critical aspect of high functioning society.

Critical aspect of high functioning society.
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Early Childhood Education is the most important investment and highest values/return we can make as a society.

Early Childhood Education is the most important investment and highest values/return we can make as a society.
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Economic driver.

Economic driver.
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Enables a wider range of people to have access to work.

Enables a wider range of people to have access to work.
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For the parents, for the child and for the employer. This is very important.

For the parents, for the child and for the employer. This is very important.
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Helps employees work hours.

Helps employees work hours.
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Increases available workforce.

Increases available workforce.
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More workers will relocate and not live elsewhere.

More workers will relocate and not live elsewhere.
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Peace of mind.

Peace of mind.
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Physical and mental health of our community.

Physical and mental health of our community.
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Promotes recruitment of younger professionals.

Promotes recruitment of younger professionals.
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Relationships.

Relationships.
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Relief of stress on working parents.

Relief of stress on working parents.
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So children are properly cared for.

So children are properly cared for.
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So people who need child care can move to this community without worrying about who will care for their children.

So people who need child care can move to this community without worrying about who will care for their children.

Takes the pressure off.

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Supports raising, healthy, happy children...

Supports raising, healthy, happy children...

that will grow to become contributing society members.

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To support working families.

To support working families.
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Will not attract young families to our area without having this service available to people.

Will not attract young families to our area without having this service available to people.
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