Can Child Care Be a Big Business? Private Equity Thinks So

Some high-end chains are surprisingly profitable, and they are trying to shape child care policy in Washington.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #day-care-centers, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #wages-and-salaries

Norland College Graduates Include Nannies for Boris Johnson and Prince George

At Norland College, future nannies take courses on early childhood education and cooking alongside learning to fend off kidnappers and shielding strollers from paparazzi.

#bath-england, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #england, #great-britain, #internal-sub-only, #jagger-mick, #johnson-boris, #labor-and-jobs, #london-england, #uniforms

Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Lean In, Employers.

A baby boomlet may not have been 2021’s only productivity increase.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #telecommuting, #washington-post, #work-life-balance

Why New York’s Day Care Centers Are Going Broke

One Montessori school leader has spent $200,000 of her own money to keep underserved children enrolled in her program.

#adams-eric-l, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #day-care-centers, #education-k-12, #internal-sub-only, #new-york-city

Child Care Sector Shrinks By 100,000 Workers, Causing Shortage

Where did they go? To better-paying jobs stocking shelves, cleaning offices or doing anything that pays more than $15 an hour.

#babies-and-infants, #child-care, #day-care-centers, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #states-us, #wages-and-salaries

Why Parents Feel Like ‘Butter That Has Been Scraped Over Too Much Bread’

Things aren’t quite back to normal — whatever that was.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bureau-of-labor-statistics, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-sub-only-nl, #target-corporation, #the-lord-of-the-rings-book, #twitter

The Influential Group Helping Eric Adams Identify a Vision for New York

Created by the mayor’s allies, the 5Boro Institute seeks to counter concerns that the administration lacks a robust agenda to address the city’s problems.

#5boro-institute, #adams-eric-l, #allon-tom, #child-care, #education-k-12, #mayors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #ravitch-richard, #think-tanks

Spending on Children Surged During the Pandemic. It Didn’t Last.

As programs expire, federal spending is returning to prior levels: $1 for every $6 spent on older adults.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #federal-budget-us, #medicare, #parenting, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #welfare-us

Some Women Fear Giorgia Meloni’s Far-Right Agenda Will Set Italy Back

Some fear that the hard-right politician, whose party is expected to be the big winner in the election on Sunday, will continue policies that have kept women back.

#abortion, #berlusconi-silvio, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #child-care, #day-care-centers, #discrimination, #elections, #families-and-family-life, #forza-italia, #labor-and-jobs, #league-italian-political-party, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #salvini-matteo, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #work-life-balance

3-K for All? Adams Retreats From Expanding N.Y.C. Preschool Program.

Mayor Eric Adams is reassessing how New York City’s so-called 3-K for All program, a top priority of his predecessor, fits into his administration’s strategy.

#adams-eric-l, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #day-care-centers, #education-pre-school, #education-department-nyc, #mayors, #new-york-city

The End-of-Summer Child Care Crunch Is Here. I’m Not Amused.

North Carolina offers a frustrating example of how hard it can be to make changes that help families.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #camps-and-camping, #chapel-hill-nc, #child-care, #day-care-centers, #durham-nc, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #raleigh-nc, #travel-and-vacations, #university-of-north-carolina, #virginia

Silicon Valley Discovers an Age-Old Child Care Hack: The Neighbors

Otter, a new child care platform, is attracting millions of dollars in venture capital. But can it fix a broken industry?

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #helen-mayer, #lee-jess, #parenting, #sequoia-capital, #start-ups, #venture-capital

Parents Are Hiring Babysitters or the ‘Disco Nanny’ for a Night Out

In party hot spots around Europe, agencies have popped up to provide child care at all hours of the night and day.

#child-care, #ibiza-spain, #mykonos-greece, #parenting

America Needs More Caregiving Support

True reinvestment in our future must also include care.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #united-states-economy

In the Theater, Workers Are Demanding Better Conditions

The requirements of the theater, and the constant physical and emotional risks facing performers, have many demanding their basic needs as humans.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #benanti-laura, #child-care, #culture-arts, #dancing, #elevator-repair-service, #gray-amber, #mcdonald-audra, #nwandu-antoinette, #oregon-shakespeare-festival, #oregon-shakespeare-festival-theater-co, #organized-labor, #playwrights-realm, #shindle-kate, #theater, #warden-claire, #working-hours

A Polish Priest’s War Against Abortion Focuses on Helping Single Mothers

The Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk sees little effect on women’s decisions whether to have a child from a 29-year abortion ban. What may matter more is support for women who choose to have a child.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #domestic-violence, #europe, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #parenting, #poland, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #single-persons, #special-education, #tomasz-kancelarczyk, #women-and-girls

Modern Love Podcast: ‘Do It, I Dare You.’

Step inside the secret, beautiful world of a nanny in New York City and his tiny companion.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #new-york-city, #parenting

States Address Child Care Shortages After Federal Efforts Stalled

Federal legislation has stalled, so states are stepping in. In some places, that could mean looser regulations, like 16-year-olds caring for children, without supervision.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #families-and-family-life, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #new-mexico, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #shortages, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #texas

Working Mothers, Punished by Pandemic, Mostly Kept Working

When it came to who lost jobs, education mattered much more than gender, a broad new analysis found.

#child-care, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

If Roe Is Overturned, Where Should the Pro-Life Movement Go Next?

“Now is not the time to brag or gloat or celebrate. Now is the time to get to work.”

#abortion, #affordable-housing, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-care, #christians-and-christianity, #family-leaves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #poverty, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

What It Takes to Get America’s Moms What We Need

This Mother’s Day, think about how far we have to go — and remember how far we’ve come.

#9-to-5-song, #child-care, #discrimination, #goldin-claudia, #mothers-day, #nine-to-five-movie, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #trump-donald-j, #womens-rights

Some Care Workers Are Seeing a Bump in Pay. They’re Working to Make It Last.

Care workers are organizing for better work conditions and to keep pandemic gains going.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-service, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Is a Women’s Crisis

A wave of displaced women and children into Poland is forcing the country to address its lack of protections for working women.

#child-care, #education-pre-school, #parenting, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #warsaw-poland, #women-and-girls

Parents Who Stay Home Should Get Public Child Care Support Too

Is being in the formal workplace necessarily a sign of progress?

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #day-care-centers, #gender, #hochul-kathleen-c, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #welfare-us, #womens-rights

Child Care: Where Republicans and Democrats Agree and Differ

In a new bill, Republican senators adopted many of the Democrats’ goals, but they remain far apart on elements like how to pay for it.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government

New York Toughens Bail Law in $220 Billion Budget Agreement

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget also includes more than a billion dollars in child care funding, a green light for three casinos and a return of to-go drinks.

#bail, #budgets-and-budgeting, #buffalo-bills, #child-care, #democratic-party, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #stadiums-and-arenas

New York Is About to Blow Its Budget Deadline. Here’s Why.

Contentious social issues, such as revising the state’s bail law, have delayed passage of what is expected to be largest budget in the state’s history.

#adams-eric-l, #albany-ny, #bail, #budgets-and-budgeting, #buffalo-bills, #casinos, #child-care, #city-university-of-new-york, #hochul-kathleen-c, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #state-university-of-new-york, #stewart-cousins-andrea

The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good.

Our society is making room for different family structures.

#child-care, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pew-research-center, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-nations

Child Care: New York’s Next Big-Ticket Budget Priority

Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature have plans to significantly increase spending on child care and to make more families eligible for subsidies.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #child-care, #families-and-family-life, #hochul-kathleen-c, #luchey-danyelle, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

Parents, What Would Make Your Lives Better?

Two years into the pandemic, what still needs fixing?

#child-care, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #los-angeles-calif, #parenting

How to Fix Child Care Before the Next Pandemic Wave

January was awful for parents and caregivers. We can do better.

#amazon-com-inc, #child-care, #cnbc, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #education-pre-school, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #starbucks-corporation, #vaccination-and-immunization

How Parents With Young Children Are Coping With Work-Life Imbalance

Facing an uncontrolled surge of virus cases, parents of children under 5 are again forced to wrestle with child care crises as the rest of the world appears eager to move on.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #work-life-balance

American Families Are Drowning in Care Costs. Here’s How to Change That.

Ai-jen Poo on the economic potential of a public investment in child care, elder care and paid family leave.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #child-care, #family-leaves, #income-inequality, #mcghee-heather-c-1980, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #poo-ai-jen, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Mississippi Asks: If Women Can Have It All, Is Roe Necessary?

One argument in the case before the Supreme Court is that the need for abortion rights has passed, because decades of progress have made it easier for women to balance work and family.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-care, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

What’s in the $2.2 Trillion Social Policy and Climate Bill

The package includes $400 billion to bolster support for children and families, $555 billion for climate change programs and $166 billion in housing aid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #democratic-party, #education-pre-school, #federal-aid-us, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-tax, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

House Narrowly Passes Biden’s Social Safety Net and Climate Bill

The vote was months in the making for the roughly $2 trillion measure, one of the most consequential bills in decades. Now it faces a difficult path in the Senate.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #congressional-budget-office, #corporate-taxes, #democratic-party, #federal-taxes-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #medicare, #national-debt-us, #pelosi-nancy, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Manny Diaries

Chapter one: This job is hard. Chapter two: Leaving it is harder.

#black-people, #child-care, #love-emotion

How Public Preschool Can Help, and How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Hurt

Congress is considering universal pre-K and subsidies for child care. Research shows how these policies can benefit children, and when they can backfire.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #research, #teachers-and-school-employees

Facing Moderate Revolt, Democrats Put Social Policy Bill on Hold

Leaders pressed for a vote on a separate infrastructure bill, but the fate of both measures was in doubt amid party divisions, despite pleas from President Biden.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #congressional-budget-office, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-pre-school, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #jayapal-pramila, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #pelosi-nancy, #taxation, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Paid Family Leave’s Demise This Time Could Fuel It Later

In failing to secure a benefit with bipartisan appeal, President Biden joins a long line of frustrated politicians. But some Republicans say it could be resurrected on its own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #family-leaves, #federal-budget-us, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #paid-time-off, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?

The shock of the pandemic threw care taking arrangements into disarray. Many families find themselves back in the same precarious arrangement they had before, with the burden still on mothers.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

What the Democrats’ Plan Would Do for Parents

Paid family leave was dropped. Public pre-K and subsidized child care remain, and could substantially lower the cost of raising children.

#american-families-plan-2021, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government

Pre-K, Child Care and Other Priorities

Readers discuss the social programs in the budget bill and negotiations about what to trim. Also: Dave Chappelle; ride-sharing.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #chappelle-dave, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #comedy-and-humor, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #federal-budget-us, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Is Raising a Child in the United States So Hard?

Family welfare policies never took off in the United States as they did in the rest of the wealthy world. Some Democrats think the country is ready.

#child-care, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #day-care-centers, #debatable, #education-pre-school, #family-leaves, #paid-time-off, #welfare-us

‘History Will Not Be Kind to Senator Joe Manchin’

Readers criticize Mr. Manchin as someone putting his interests ahead of the country’s. Also: Racial equity in child care; a civil conversation; social media.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #instagram-inc, #manchin-joe-iii, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

Of Four Family Policies in Democrats’ Bill, Which Is Most Important?

We asked 18 academics what they would choose if they could pick only one, as Senator Manchin has reportedly advised.

#child-care, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #income-inequality, #manchin-joe-iii, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government

Is Child Care a Public Responsibility?

Democrats believe the system is broken — and they have a proposal for fixing it.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #federal-aid-us, #greensboro-nc, #north-carolina, #taxation, #wages-and-salaries

Joe Manchin’s Choices on Family Policy

How the conservative Democrat should be negotiating with his party.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #parenting, #republican-party, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

Child Care Has High Costs for Parents, Low Wages for Staff

President Biden’s social policy legislation aims to address a problem that weighs on many families — and the teachers and child care centers serving them.

#child-care, #education-pre-school, #federal-aid-us, #greensboro-nc

Benefits for All or Just the Needy? Manchin’s Demand Focuses Debate

As Democrats ponder cutting a $3.5 trillion social safety net bill down to perhaps $2 trillion, a proposal to limit programs to the poor has rekindled a debate on the meaning of government itself.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #democratic-party, #income-inequality, #manchin-joe-iii, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us