Being the mother of a young child can be stressful, but having a young child with emotional and behavioral needs has its own unique set of challenges. Danielle shares her experiences with her son, Theo.
Parent Voices: Child care through the lens of a mother and provider #ForTheChildren
Jennifer Santana knows the importance of child care for babies as both an Early Head Start manager as well as a mother. However, she also acknowledges the high cost of quality for both the family and for the provider. Read her story.
Parent Voices: Hopeful outlook for new Paid Family Leave #TimeWithMyBaby
Time spent at home with newborns is a critical bonding period between parent and child, and can also prove helpful for parents simply adjusting to the little one in their lives. Hear one story from a family who had children under the old Paid Family Leave program.
Parent Voices: Challenges after finding child care #TheJuggleIsReal
“I had to call out of work a lot and employers who don’t have children just don’t understand.”
“If you’re a working parent, there’s only so many days that you got that you can call out before it starts to be an issue.”
“Sometimes, you have to choose, do I need my money? Or do I need to choose my child? I got released from my job because I had to keep calling out. But at the end of the day, I had to be a mom.”
Parent Voices: Child care subsidies #BrokenSystem
“I don’t feel like there’s a lot of quality day cares and it’s kind of like factory-run, especially in low-income day cares.”
“All children should be treated the same way, even if you have a subsidy. They deserve to be in a safe place and they deserve to have resources available to them.”
“The cost is usually quite a factor. If you and your husband are both working, you don’t qualify because you’re not poor enough. Just five dollars can put you out of the program.”