|Re: Funding childcare||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: aamato (aamatoworldbank.org)|
|Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 15:02:26 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi Lynn, Here at Takoma Village in Washington D.C, we do a similar thing for childcare as Terri's community does. All membership meetings have paid childcare, and workdays usually have a half day of paid childcare. We have one woman, a saint named Rosie, who does it and she is supplemented by one volunteer community member. (Usually for a 2 hour meeting, we have one volunteer for the first hour and another for the second.) That is for children under the age of 6. Occasionally, for those 7 and above, a volunteer community member may take those children for an outing (such as the movies, the pool or the zoo.) during a workday. That member is reimbursed for any expenses incurred from the same budget line. The cost is included in our annual budget. Regarding risk, Rosie is paid personally by one of members, who is reimbursed by us. After some problems and back and forth in our early years, this has been working quite well now for a couple of years. Anna Amato Takoma Village Cohousing "The same place that Sharon Villines and Ann Zabaldo live." Terri Hupfer <terri [at] phch.org > To cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org 09/11/2007 cc 05:44 PM Subject [C-L]_ Funding childcare Please respond to Cohousing-L <cohousing-l@co housing.org> Lynn, we initially used only volunteer childcare, till it became apparent that wouldn't work when we really wanted maximum participation from most adults, and that not all adults in community were comfortable taking their turn at it. Now childcare for meeting is part of our executive committee budget yearly. We calculate how much it will cost for approx 10-12 two hour meetings a year and ask for that yearly. We pay the childcare person a good wage, so usually even on weekends we have been able to get good people. We have not considered any legal ramifications (surprising since my community is big on avoiding risk) thus far of the providers not being licensed and bonded, possibly because the kids are always right next to us in the common house. Terri Pleasant Hill Coho Bay Area-CA _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
Funding childcare Terri Hupfer, September 11 2007
- Re: Funding childcare aamato, September 11 2007
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