Here is the video of last week’s presentation on Pump & Jump.
Thank you to all of you who were in attendance. It was fund and I believe you found it informative and great solution to the problem. For those who could not make it, I will soon post the video.
In my research I discovered that there are many kinds of child care situations in Boston. These are just about all of them that are legal.
- Licensed Center-based Care (Head Start, Religious Non-Profit Affiliation, Community Non-Profit Affiliation, For Profit)
- Licensed Family Child Care (usually in the home of the provider)
- Stay at home Parenting/Care by Blood (Parent or Relative)
- Nanny/Nanny Share (nanny shares are technically not legal according to the Mass Dept of Early Education and Care)
- Baby Sitter (Not guaranteed to be skilled in cultivating learning, interviews are advised when selecting a sitter – Same is true for a nanny)
- Au Pair (when you host a live-in nanny except they are a couple)
- Boston Public School Preschool (not many seats, free, but starts at a later age)
- Shared Parent Care (agreement between parents of different families to watch each others’ children)
The problem is there is a shortage of seats in infant and toddler programs and every option for all children 0-6 has a cost. You have to be of low income to afford a program with bells and whistles (via grant money) or of very high income to afford a program with bells and whistles (via your paycheck). If you’re in the middle income bracket you have to do your research to discover which programs offers the best value for your considerations while you go work. Lastly you can always afford free child care by staying at home and personally nourishing your child’s development but that comes at the cost of missed income by withdrawing from the traditional workforce. Choices and options – my, my. There has to be another way to make child care more affordable to more people.
Most of my recent learning in the fascinating areas babies, child development, early education, achievement gaps has been the result of my thesis writing. On April 27th, I will be defending my thesis on “Pump and Jump Education,” the genesis for this website. This presentation is indeed open to the public.
Pump and Jump Early Education:
A Presentation on the Path and Costs of Achievement Gaps and a Sustainable Solution
Using Human Milk and Early Education
Boston University, Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 102
Genetically modified foods/organisms are already a highly debated subject. Click here to begin your self guided research via google into the matter. Going back the article, this author does a great job on describing the rationale, science, potential benefits, and some of the costs of this new development, introducing human genes with dairy cows in order to create a modified cow embryo capable of producing “human-like” milk containing some of the essence of breastmilk. Click here to read it.