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Childcare and cooperative working

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New! Claudia F. Savage reviews 5 artist-parent residencies available now

This is a beautifully organized list of 5 artist-parent residencies available in 2015-2016.   Application deadlines begin in April and carry through the fall.  Many offer a stipend and/or childcare. Open to dancers, visual artists, writers, musicians, composers, choreographers, and more! http://www.voicecatcher.org/archives/4769

Australian Prime Minister identifies childcare as a key component of the knowledge economy

To strengthen the economy, government must assist with the balance between work and family.  Why does this make a significant impact to the economy?  “More parents in the workforce mean that more people will make a bigger economic contribution as well as a social contribution to our country,” stated Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Abbott’s outline … Continue reading

Percentage of stay-at-home moms rising, child care costs likely cause

The percentage of stay-at-home moms grew to 29% in 2012, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.  Based on census data, the report indicates that the rising cost of child care is a likely reason that growing numbers of women are opting out of the workforce. According to census information, on average, child care costs … Continue reading

Daycare is more expensive than college

A comparison by the Washington Post finds that in 31 states, daycare costs more than average tuition and fees at a public college in the same state.  This is not to say that caregivers should make less, as they are already among the lowest paid professionals in the US. Rather, tax cuts and other measures of … Continue reading

The average cost for childcare, by state

Based on 2012 data from Child Care Aware America, the Boston Globe has created an interactive map with the average costs for care for parents with one child, at different age levels.  The figures come from the cost of basic daycare options, and do not include babysitters and nannies, family members, or other strategies. Massachusetts is … Continue reading

Universal childcare in the U.S.? Yes, during the WPA

Did you know the Works Project Administration provided universal childcare? This both helped to employ teachers, and helped to provide affordable coverage for parents who were working or looking for work. Adjusted for inflation, it cost $7.25 per day. http://www.npr.org/2015/01/24/379530251/u-s-once-had-universal-child-care-but-rebuilding-it-wouldnt-be-easy

DC Childcare Collective – a cooperative childcare model

Started in 2005, the DC Childcare Collective provides volunteer-based care for children, allowing parents to participate in social justice initiatives. http://dcchildcarecollective.org