[Colorado-talk] PPCC says you have to have sight to work inchildcare with them?

Everett Gavel everett at everettgavel.com
Mon Jun 15 01:36:28 UTC 2015

Hello Again,

I did mention that I might not have *all* the 
details, and asked your forgiveness if I was 
off-base at all, right? Well, when I mentioned to 
Lisa that I shared this bit of discrimination 
publicly, she informed me that it's not just a 
PPCC thing. I'm sure some of you are well aware, 
but obviously I was not (smile), that 
it'sdiscrimination on a national level. It's the 
accreditation for the childcare, NAYCE, and is a 
national issue with requiring vision, apparently.

Strive On!

----- Original Message ----- 
> So, what say you, people, when a college 
> work-study program tells us, in their 
> applications, that to do childcare for them you 
> must be able to see?
... if I'm understanding
> the situation correctly. If I'm not, please 
> forgive me.
> ... I'm throwing this out there for public 
> knowledge, that Pike's Peak Community College 
> (PPCC) has this requirement written out in their 
> applications. You apparently have to see to be 
> competent to do childcare. Who knew? Someone 
> should tell the hundreds if not thousands of 
> blind parents  - maybe more in this country, I'm 
> not sure - that if they are blind, hey, they 
> shouldn't be taking care of their children. I 
> mean, who knows what might happen to those poor 
> kids? At least, that seems to be the conclusion 
> of the leadership at PPCC. They say you must be 
> able to see, to work in childcare with them. 
> Even though Rebekah's major is Early Childhood 
> Education, and she was absolutely born to work 
> with kiddos. Just sayin. ;-)

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