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www.npr.org
3 months ago
Education

College is hard enough try doing it while raising kids

Student parents face unique challenges juggling family, work, and school responsibilities. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Baby died after being strapped face-down to bean bag by nursery boss, court hears

Nursery deputy manager accused of causing baby's death by placing her face down on a bean bag for over an hour. [ more ]
#public-service
The Atlantic
3 months ago
Parenting

Child Care Shouldn't Be Affordable. It Should Be Free.

Imagining child care as an essential service like public education.
The need to view child care as a vital service for national prosperity. [ more ]
BKReader
5 months ago
Brooklyn

Feb 8: Brooklyn Black History Maker, William C. Thompson Sr.

Bill Thompson Sr. was a prominent figure in New York politics, serving as a state senator and Supreme Court Justice.
Thompson was known for his dedication to public service, particularly in the areas of child care and community building. [ more ]
The Atlantic
3 months ago
Parenting

Child Care Shouldn't Be Affordable. It Should Be Free.

Imagining child care as an essential service like public education.
The need to view child care as a vital service for national prosperity. [ more ]
BKReader
5 months ago
Brooklyn

Feb 8: Brooklyn Black History Maker, William C. Thompson Sr.

Bill Thompson Sr. was a prominent figure in New York politics, serving as a state senator and Supreme Court Justice.
Thompson was known for his dedication to public service, particularly in the areas of child care and community building. [ more ]
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#family-dynamics
Slate Magazine
4 months ago
Career

We Let College Kids Live in Our Spare Room in Exchange for Child Care. Then It Blew Up.

Having tenants in exchange for child care can be successful, but comes with risks.
Prioritize safety and set clear boundaries when renting rooms to students. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Parenting

My Brother-in-Law Gets Free Child Care From His Parents. Why Don't We?

The partner's parents have been financially dependent on him and his brother for 10 years
The partner has been paying half of his parents' living expenses [ more ]
Slate Magazine
4 months ago
Career

We Let College Kids Live in Our Spare Room in Exchange for Child Care. Then It Blew Up.

Having tenants in exchange for child care can be successful, but comes with risks.
Prioritize safety and set clear boundaries when renting rooms to students. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Parenting

My Brother-in-Law Gets Free Child Care From His Parents. Why Don't We?

The partner's parents have been financially dependent on him and his brother for 10 years
The partner has been paying half of his parents' living expenses [ more ]
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Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

President Biden's Budget Proposes a National Paid Family Leave Program

Biden's 2025 budget proposal focuses on raising taxes on corporations and the ultra-wealthy, introducing a comprehensive paid family leave program, and investing in child care and education.
Proposal aims to reduce deficits, invest in working families and middle class, but faces challenges in a divided Congress after elections. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Education

The new kids on campus? Toddlers, courtesy of Head Start

Access to on-campus child care eases the burden for college student parents.
Head Start programs at colleges support low-income student parents. [ more ]
#work-life-balance
HuffPost
4 months ago
Parenting

Here's The Truth: Work-Life Balance Was Easier During COVID As A Working Mom With 5 Kids

Child care is a significant household expense for American families.
Families use various strategies to navigate the child care challenge. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Parenting

The Paradox of Stay-at-Home Parents

American society assumes one parent will stay home, but provides little support for homemakers.
Historically, the majority of American households were multi-generational with all members, including children, supporting the family's business. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Career

Harriette Cole: I never thought I'd be putting my teen in this position

Teenager helping with younger sibling
Struggling to balance parenting and work [ more ]
HuffPost
4 months ago
Parenting

Here's The Truth: Work-Life Balance Was Easier During COVID As A Working Mom With 5 Kids

Child care is a significant household expense for American families.
Families use various strategies to navigate the child care challenge. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Parenting

The Paradox of Stay-at-Home Parents

American society assumes one parent will stay home, but provides little support for homemakers.
Historically, the majority of American households were multi-generational with all members, including children, supporting the family's business. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Career

Harriette Cole: I never thought I'd be putting my teen in this position

Teenager helping with younger sibling
Struggling to balance parenting and work [ more ]
morework-life-balance
San Jose Spotlight
5 months ago
Parenting

Silicon Valley parents face highest child care costs - San Jose Spotlight

California is ranked among the top five states with the least affordable child care.
Santa Clara County in California has particularly high child care costs. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Parenting

Citing the economy, more Republicans back child care spending

Republican state lawmakers are increasingly supporting plans to invest in child care across the country, recognizing the importance of the industry and the need to address workforce shortages.
The pandemic highlighted the precariousness of the child care industry and the reliance of working parents on it, leading to an unprecedented federal investment of $24 billion in child care businesses in 2021. [ more ]
HuffPost
5 months ago
Parenting

My Family Of 5 Lives On $90,000 A Year In Dallas, And 'It's A Struggle Financially'

Child care is the top household expense for many American families.
Parents often make work arrangements and sacrifices to manage child care costs. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Education

With chronic absenteeism soaring, educrats still tell students school isn't that important

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cancelled class for no reason, leaving thousands of students without school.
The decision to close schools disproportionately affected black and Hispanic students, many of whom are considered 'at risk' according to government criteria. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Parenting

Opinion | The Stress of Finding Child Care Is Hurting Parents' Health

Many American parents struggle to find and maintain stable child care, with roughly half of Americans living in child care deserts.
Federal relief funding for child care programs expired, leading to closures of preschools and child care centers around the country. [ more ]
#child care
PortlandTribune.com
7 months ago
Parenting

Early child care shortages in Oregon costing parents jobs, survey finds

Public funding for early child care in Oregon has increased, but options remain limited for many parents.
Over 40% of parents have made employment choices due to difficulty finding child care, with a higher percentage among parents of color. [ more ]
HuffPost
7 months ago
Parenting

'Everyone Talks About This Village, But There Really Isn't A Village': The Reality Of Child Care

Child care is the No.1 household expense for many American families with young children.
Parents often have to make difficult choices, such as leaving the workforce or working multiple jobs, to afford child care. [ more ]
HuffPost
8 months ago
Parenting

The Biden Victory That Nobody Noticed - And How It's All Set To Unravel

The White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report on child care.
The report highlights the positive impact of $24 billion in emergency assistance provided for child care.
The program's effects were not widely noticed because they prevented negative outcomes rather than creating new ones. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
8 months ago
Austin

Council approves property tax relief for child care centers as federal funding dries up - Austin Monitor

Following the success of Proposition 2, City Council has enacted property tax relief for child care facilities.
The maximum property tax exemption for eligible child care centers in Austin will be provided.
Child care centers in Austin can be eligible for the tax exemption if they are enrolled in the Texas Workforce Commission's Rising Star Program and maintain 20 percent enrollment of children subsidized by state funding. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
7 months ago
Parenting

Early child care shortages in Oregon costing parents jobs, survey finds

Public funding for early child care in Oregon has increased, but options remain limited for many parents.
Over 40% of parents have made employment choices due to difficulty finding child care, with a higher percentage among parents of color. [ more ]
HuffPost
7 months ago
Parenting

'Everyone Talks About This Village, But There Really Isn't A Village': The Reality Of Child Care

Child care is the No.1 household expense for many American families with young children.
Parents often have to make difficult choices, such as leaving the workforce or working multiple jobs, to afford child care. [ more ]
HuffPost
8 months ago
Parenting

The Biden Victory That Nobody Noticed - And How It's All Set To Unravel

The White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report on child care.
The report highlights the positive impact of $24 billion in emergency assistance provided for child care.
The program's effects were not widely noticed because they prevented negative outcomes rather than creating new ones. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
8 months ago
Austin

Council approves property tax relief for child care centers as federal funding dries up - Austin Monitor

Following the success of Proposition 2, City Council has enacted property tax relief for child care facilities.
The maximum property tax exemption for eligible child care centers in Austin will be provided.
Child care centers in Austin can be eligible for the tax exemption if they are enrolled in the Texas Workforce Commission's Rising Star Program and maintain 20 percent enrollment of children subsidized by state funding. [ more ]
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www.npr.org
4 weeks ago
US news

She's turning her home into a child care site. It may solve a big problem in Alabama

Empowering child care workers to start their own small businesses at home can provide more options and elevate the child care workforce. [ more ]
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