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The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

15 October 2021

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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A shared service child care model is providing affordable, high-quality options for working parents. Chambliss serves 750 children in its multiple centers and operates two thrift stores that help subsidize childcare c...

Arizona Daily Star

Emily Bregel

21 September 2021

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Single mothers in Arizona are getting access to wraparound services that give them an opportunity for social and economic mobility. The Pathways for Single Mothers provides comprehensive services that include childcar...

The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

20 July 2021

Arkansas, United States

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Project PLAY, the third of Arkansas’ three-tiered mental health consultation system, has reduced high expulsion and suspension rates for children in child care settings. The program provides consultants who go into cl...

Sentinel Source (The Keene Sentinel)

Jack Rooney

26 June 2021

New Hampshire, United States

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The State Early Learning Alliance is a membership organization of about 30 independent child care centers that pools resources to save money on essential services and free up time to focus on providing high-quality ca...

Peterborough Currents

Will Pearson

15 June 2021

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Homeward Bound Peterborough helps single mothers overcome their most common causes of homelessness: limited access to housing, childcare, and education. Based on a program in Toronto that has helped hundreds, the Pete...

The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

18 April 2021

Arkansas, United States

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Employer-subsidized childcare is helping parents find backup babysitters with a service called Helpr. Parents can search through pre-vetted sitters or add friends and family to the app, allowing them to be paid for th...

Seacoast Online

Hadley Barndollar

31 March 2021

Hampton, New Hampshire, United States

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A respite and resource center in New Hampshire is offering a reprieve to overburdened and stress-riddled parents during the coronavirus pandemic. The Relief Parent Respite and Resource Center has received positive rev...

Miami Herald

Yadira Lopez

28 March 2021

Miami, Florida, United States

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More than 50 percent of children from economically-disadvantaged families have at least one parent who works non-traditional schedule, which consists of hours outside of the 9am to 5pm. However, subsidized child care ...

Miami Herald

Yadira Lopez

28 March 2021

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Childcare centers are outsourcing administrative work through a pilot program that pools resources for a network of childcare providers. The alliances keep costs down, improve efficiency, and reduce the workload. The ...

Miami Herald

Yadira Lopez

28 March 2021

Miami, Florida, United States

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Parents in Miami-Dade county can now access an online directory of preschools and childcare options through prek.com. Research shows most parents find child care through word of mouth, which leaves those who are new i...

Miami Herald

Yadira Lopez

28 March 2021

Florida, United States

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Offices in South Florida are providing on-site child care for children of employees. The ease of having children nearby saves time, gives parents peace of mind, and increases employee retention. Although it’s growing ...

Chalkbeat

Alex Zimmerman

25 February 2021

New York, New York, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic shut down school buildings and led to many people working from home in New York City, a city child care program was launched to give children a place to go while they were learning from h...

Yes! Magazine

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

22 December 2020

New York, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic complicated child care options for essential workers, a care work activist in New York devised an initiative to better connect parents with care networks and redistribute money to those w...

KXAN-TV

Jennifer Sanders

14 December 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way foster care works. The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, had to change the way they do things to ensure the safety of children and teens. “In lat...

Sentinel Source (The Keene Sentinel)

Meg McIntyre

12 December 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Since the pandemic, 50 childcare programs in New Hampshire shut down permanently. That’s because childcare centers receive payments based on attendance, not enrollment. To help, states like New Hampshire, and others, ...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Andrew Wear

9 November 2020

Iceland

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Icelandic parents each get three months leave, paid at 80% of their salary, to be used within 18 months of a child’s birth. Parents also get an additional three months leave that they can split up as they choose. The ...

San Luis Obispo Tribune

Kaytlyn Leslie

30 October 2020

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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Affordable childcare options are far and few between in San Luis Obispo but one effective solution has been the result of businesses subsidizing child care. Onsite daycare centers are available to employees at discoun...

Time Magazine

Belinda Luscombe

21 October 2020

United States

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Tech entrepreneurs are franchising childcare services and helping small providers match with those in need of local, home-based childcare. These franchises provide administration services such as payroll, insurance, s...

The Boston Globe

Stephanie Ebbert

22 September 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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Emergency child-care centers in Massachusetts have recorded only a small handful of cases of COVID-19 due to strict adherence to safety measures. Most notably, the centers have implemented a combination of contact tra...

KXAN-TV

Laney Valian

18 September 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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As a result of the pandemic, some families find themselves turning to learning pods, a sort of alternative school where students can be looked over and mentored while they attend remote classes. Working parents find t...

America First?

Ali-Asghar Abedi

8 September 2020

France

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The average cost of childcare in the U.S. has doubled since 1997, leaving many unable or struggling to access care; but in France, lawmakers have found a way to enact affordable, universal childcare. The childcare fac...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

31 August 2020

United States

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School districts and cities are creating learning hubs, or learning centers, to provide students with remote learning and access to Wi-Fi. The hubs are free, low-cost, or subsided. The hubs are a necessary alternative...

National Geographic

Michael Greshko

27 August 2020

United States

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80 percent of overnight camps across the country have shuttered down due to pandemic. Camps that reopened had to change how they operate, by using a range of practices from apps to field guides, some have been able to...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

24 June 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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When schools and daycares closed at the onset of the pandemic, YMCA centers around the country remained open to provide care for the children of essential workers. In Phoenix, YMCA staff worked to screen children for ...

Gothamist

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Jessica Gould

23 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As city schools closed in response to the COVID19 pandemic, New York City opened Regional Enrichment Centers for children of essential personnel. With 93 operating sites, they anticipate caring for about 57,000 childr...

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