Childcare

Problems:

  • Families Can Expect to Pay 20 Percent of Income on Summer Child Care
  • Texas childcare costs more than many colleges’ tuition and mortgages
  • Houston charter schools lose 20-30% of teachers annually
  • Parents represent 30% of students at community colleges but only 35% of community college state-wide have on-site childcare

Solutions:

  • Do a feasibility study on a county or city 24 hour childcare center for families in crisis
  • Create an on-site childcare at city hall for visitors and city employees
  • Create an on-site childcare at county and city courthouses for visitors and public employees
  • Create on-site childcare centers for teachers
  • Offer childcare for city and county employees when schools are closed but public employees have to work
  • Require developers to include on-site childcare centers in the city permitting process similar to Vancouver
  • Create a city-run pilot program partnering with local credit unions to offer low-interest childcare loans similar to New York City
  • Create a city-run program offering interest-free loans to city employees to pay for childcare costs similar to London
  • Build an on-site childcare at school district administration building. Similar to other school districts throughout the nation and Texas
  • Increase city funds to expand childcare services to evenings and weekends for university students
  • Increase breast feeding rooms at IAH and Hobby airports similar to other US cities
  • Do a feasibility study of building childcare centers at city parks similar to Singapore
  • Pass an ordinance banning non-refundable, wait list fees for childcare centers
  • Do a feasibility study on creating on-site, drop-in childcare at city hall and state legislature. 4 hours per visit, 8am to 6pm, $5 per hour. Similar to Scottish Parliament

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Letitia James pushes pilot daycare program for city workers’ kids

Thousands more parents to be offered free childcare

Free Child Care Approved for City of Pittsburgh Employees, Community Events

Launching Australia’s first on-site childcare centre at medical research institute

Prospect Park development to offer senior-living, childcare

Can Wilson County Schools keep childcare for teachers that helps retain, recruit?

Raleigh wants to tear down City Hall, build new government campus

Free, licensed day care offered at El Paso County courthouse

Parents blast Toronto auditor’s questioning of city-run child care centres

Livingston’s Printing for Less banks on employee enthusiasm

Following national trend, Zoot opens on-site daycare

Campbell opens on-site childcare facility

Carondelet Health Network to shutter its longtime child-care centers

Families Can Expect to Pay 20 Percent of Income on Summer Child Care

The Corporate Case for Child Care

Texas Ethics Commission approves candidate’s child care request

NPR – How Politics Killed Universal Child Care In The 1970s

Guardian – What Britain could learn from Denmark’s childcare model

Washington Post – Five shocking facts about child care in the United States

Washington Post – That one time America almost got universal child care

Washington Post – A company that profits as it pampers workers

Slate – Trapped by European-style Socialism—And I Love It!

Slate – What It’s Like for a Working Mom in Oslo, Norway

Slate – Where Pregnant Women Aren’t Allowed to Work After 36 Weeks

New Republic – The Hell of American Day Care

Boston Globe – Map: The average cost for child care by state

New York Times – Child Care in Europe: Admirable but Not Perfect, Experts Say

New York Times – Catching Up With France on Day Care

Huffington Post – What Can We Learn From Denmark?

CBS – Denmark Offers Free Childcare To Encourage Parents To Have More Babies

BBC – Free childcare in the US: A forgotten dream?

LA Times – Patagonia Is a Winner With Moms

Think Progress – Here’s What Happened The One Time When The U.S. Had Universal Childcare

Think Progress – Sheryl Sandberg, Meet Richard Nixon: Why We Don’t Have Universal Childcare

Think Progress – Why America Gave Up On The Fight For A Family-Friendly Workplace, And Why It’s Starting Again

Time – This Is the Childcare Program Obama Was Talking About

Princeton University – A Brief History of Federal Financing for Child Care in the United States

The Atlantic – Who Took Care of Rosie the Riveter’s Kids?

Congressional Research – Child Care: The Federal Role During World War 2

White House – An “Experiment” in Universal Child Care in the United States: Lessons from the Lanham Act

Washington Monthly – The History of the United States’ Nearly-Universal Child Care Program

New Republic – Why America Never Had Universal Child Care

Study: 1940s-Era Universal Child Care Program Had Positive Effects on Children

ABC – A Place For Everyone: Germany Promises Daycare for all Parents

NPR – What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7

The Globe and Mail – Early education’s top model: Finland

The Globe and Mail – What universal child care does for Norway

The Atlantic – The Secret to Finland’s Success With Schools, Moms, Kids—and Everything

Daycare difference? Quebec fertility rate outpacing Ontario’s

Vancouver opens new child care spaces with developers

1,000 new childcare spaces will open in Vancouver by 2021

The Guardian – Half of single parents borrow to pay childcare costs, says charity

New child education center at PGT opens Monday

Bristol-Myers Squibb Opens New Child Development Center in Lawrence, N.J.

Tel Aviv Opens First Day Care Center for Kids of Asylum-seekers

Colorado could get its first 24/7 child care facility for families in crisis

Ground broken for St. Francis childcare center

Federally-funded daycare project to focus on P.E.I. women working irregular hours

How Cities and Counties Are Taking the Lead on Child Care

Assembly members propose child care subsidy for some city workers

A giant leap: How one Colorado community plans to double its child care spots in three years

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District announces childcare program for faculty and staff

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Broward school district to offer child care to employees

Ground broken for St. Francis childcare center

Job Training Synced With Childcare Gets Boston Mothers Into New Careers

This Child Care Chain Will Now Pay for Its Employees to Get College Degrees

Golf Tour Provided Day Care for a Dwindling Group of Mothers

In Effort To Rein In Child Care Costs, D.C. Set To Expand Subsidies, Cap What Families Pay

Update: Freeman announces plans for day care center for employees

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Piñera unveils universal childcare bill

Schools to offer care for employees’ babies

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Best Starts initiative fails to make October ballot

FSU to expand child care and early learning services

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport opens baby daycare center

Japan’s airports plan to open more day care centers on-site to promote employee retention

Airport workers have kids on board

CUNY students with kids get extra help thanks to city’s $600G Childcare Initiative

Bush Intercontinental Airport Now Has Private Nursing Rooms For Moms

Burns & McDonnell unveils its new world headquarters building

Valero developing new child care center on corporate campus

Large childcare centre opens at Zhenghua Nature Park

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Family Tree receives grant for early childhood learning

Free childcare for asylum seeker families an Australian firstUKFast Launches Creche Development at its Manchester HQ

Childcare centre among tenants at revamped Olderfleet building

Temple faculty union to negotiate child care benefits

Manitoba aiming for more child-care spaces with new tax credit

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