Category: Childcare

Be Brave With Bryce

Posted June 21st, 2014 @ 10:29 AM by

One of Monona Grove’s own needs your help: During these last few weeks, we learned Bryce has cancer – Ewing’s Sarcoma. Description Ewing’s Sarcoma is a very rare cancerous bone tumor that affects children, it is so rare that only 200 cases are reported each year. It is not an inherited cancer, it occurs after […]

Cottage Grove – Leadership Institute

Posted June 6th, 2011 @ 10:45 AM by

It has been said that the people lead and the government follows. There have been many examples of this throughout history. Pressure on politicians is what has moved this country. We now have a chance to see if that will be true in Cottage Grove. Approximately two years ago, a few citizens of Cottage Grove, […]

House Economic Recovery Package good new for childcare and early education!

Posted January 16th, 2009 @ 1:20 PM by

From National Women’s Law Center: To: State Child Care Advocates, Child Care and Early Learning CoalitionFr: Helen BlankRe: Very Good News!Dt: January 15, 2009 The House just released its proposal for the economic recovery package, and it provides funding for many important child care, early education, and related programs, including: -$2 billion for the Child […]

Wisconsin LEAST affordable in . . .

Posted August 21st, 2008 @ 11:36 AM by

Nope, not housing! Childcare! I’m sure I didn’t need to tell Wisconsin parents that, but just in case it feels like chilcare eats up so much of your budget, here’s some back up to help confirm that! According to a 2008 report from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, Wisconsin is […]

Important Childcare Agency Needs Your Help!

Posted August 14th, 2008 @ 2:32 PM by

My heart skipped a beat yesterday morning when I saw the images of the flames shooting out of the top of the offices of 4-C’s and Lutheran Social Services. I immediately thought of George Hagenauer and wondered what the hell I would do if I was Executive Director of a Building that had just burned […]

The Full-Time Working Poor

Posted January 25th, 2008 @ 12:19 PM by

A lot of people think that “poor people” are just lazy and sit around and collect government checks. Since I work with “the poor” I know that in a large majority of cases that simply isn’t the case. Yesterday, I was talking to a thirty-something single mom with one child that works full-time and makes […]

2007 Emerging Neighborhoods Funds Left

Posted November 21st, 2007 @ 3:49 PM by

The City of Madison is now taking applications for the remaining 2007 Emerging Neighborhoods grant funds. The purpose of this City program is to enhance the quality of life in our challenged neighborhoods where lower income people live, particularly through innovative and grassroots approaches to neighborhood-based community building. This program provides a unique opportunity for […]

Workers’ Rights Picket Cancelled, but Childcare needs your help!

Posted July 25th, 2007 @ 4:46 PM by

This just in from the Worker’s Rights Center . . . and Wisconsin Council on Families and Children The WRC Board has called off the picket scheduled at La Hacienda for Wednesday, July 25 at 5pm as a show of good faith to representatives from a number of community organizations working to resolve the dispute. […]

Childcare: Squandering Resources

Posted June 27th, 2007 @ 2:46 PM by

So, I’m sitting in the Early Childhood Care and Education Board meeting and we’re talking about the lack of quality childcare for the 321 children ages 0-5 in Allied Drive involved in W2 caseloads. From the report: Child care options currently available in Allied Drive are few. They include two licensed Centers: Dane County Parent […]

When $70M still isn’t enough . . .

Posted May 29th, 2007 @ 2:27 PM by

“Crisis” isn’t a word you throw around loosely, but folks, I think we have a childcare crisis. The cost of childcare is growing for the average worker, childcare workers still aren’t getting paid adequately and its growing increasingly difficult for high quality day care centers to serve low income children. The “good news” is that […]

An agenda for the City

Posted January 19th, 2007 @ 1:15 PM by

This spring’s elections need to be about more than water, trolleys and taxes. Yes, our water needs to be safe to drink. What candidate isn’t going to say that? Yes, we need to keep our taxes in line. What candidate isn’t going to say that? And trolleys, well, there’s so little support, or need, for […]