[Parentsgroup-list] Also interested in Coop

Miriam Shakow shakow at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Mar 16 17:53:28 EST 2006


Hello,

I am not in the Ed school but am interested in working on a coop -- are you
imagining it just for ages around 3 and 4 or also for toddlers? We will be back
in Cambridge in September, after finishing dissertation research in Bolivia.

Miriam Shakow

Quoting Christine Dianne Wenc <wenc at fas.harvard.edu>:

>
> Here's another question--any Ed School folks (or others) interested in
> creating a
> co-op preschool?  Seems only fitting that our 4-year-olds should get to go
> to Harvard too...
>
> Christine
>
>
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Emily Qazilbash wrote:
>
> > Hi -
> >
> > We are interested, too ... I probably count as one of the Ed School
> families Doug mentioned he's
> > talked to about setting something up. We have two kids, ages 9 months and 2
> years.
> >
> > I'm currently involved with the Kids' Coop in Cambridge, so if it helps I
> have those documents as
> > guides (which are available to anyone who is interested in setting up a
> cooperative, anyway, on
> > the website www.kidscoopcambridge.com) to aid in setting up a Coop. The
> biggest issue is finding
> > space, I think, so if there is room in the library that might be free, that
> would be a huge help.
> >
> > Emily Kalejs Qazilbash
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:27:59 -0500
> >   Jascha Smilack <smilack at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > > One more interested family!
> > > Please let us know how we can help.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Jascha
> > >
> > > On Mar 16, 2006, at 3:22 PM, Douglas Knecht wrote:
> > >
> > >> Linda and Christine,
> > >> My name is Doug Knecht, father of 1 year old Max and doctoral
> > >> student at the graduate school of education.  My wife and I would
> > >> love to work with folks to put together a grad student childcare co-
> > >> op.  I know there are at least 2-3 other HGSE doctoral students
> > >> with kids whom I have talked to (very preliminarily) about getting
> > >> something like this off the ground.  As Christine implied, there
> > >> are many more of us across the schools.  Suffice it to say, the
> > >> demand is definitely here if the supply is met.
> > >> When you get some time, please let me know how you think I can help
> > >> (write or call).
> > >> Thanks for reaching out,
> > >> Doug
> > >> (617) 642-0980
> > >>
> > >> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 13:30:09 -0500 (EST)
> > >>  Christine Dianne Wenc <wenc at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > >>> Dear Linda,
> > >>> Thank you so much for your note. It's definitely safe to say there
> > >>> is a
> > >>> need!  I can't write much now (it's
> > >>> my own babysitting co-op day) but I have been in touch with
> > >>> someone with
> > >>> the library, and there may be space somewhere to have drop-in
> > >>> child care.
> > >>> If we were able to get some additional funding, we could possibly
> > >>> have the space and staff it as a grad student co-op.  There may be
> > >>> liability issues (in fact, I'm
> > >>> sure there are) to be worked out--but perhaps we could work together?
> > >>> more later, Christine
> > >>> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Linda Liang wrote:
> > >>>> Congratulations on the appointment as an official club!
> > >>>>
> > >>>> I am writing to let you know that the COOP has a fair amount of
> > >>>> grants
> > >>>> that are designated for public/community service projects around the
> > >>>> area.  In general, there is interest from the COOP community to help
> > >>>> support parents, but they said that they hadn't heard of any
> > >>>> particular
> > >>>> ideas or programs that has really fit with the designation of the
> > >>>> funds.  Although, reviewing grants this past month, we discussed the
> > >>>> possibility of perhaps having the COOP fund a co-op type of child
> > >>>> care
> > >>>> for the graduate students. While they can't provide money for
> > >>>> individuals for child care purposes, they seemed agreeable to the
> > >>>> idea
> > >>>> of helping fund and set up a program that will benefit many graduate
> > >>>> students, if the need is there.  I was wondering what your
> > >>>> thoughts were
> > >>>> on this as parents, and if there is a need and interest of some sort
> > >>>> along these lines.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Sincerely,
> > >>>> Linda Liang
> > >>>> Dudley Public Service Fellow
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Christine Dianne Wenc wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>> >Hi everybody,
> > >>>> >
> > >>>> >As of today, our application was approved by the deans and the
> > >>>> GSC, and
> > >>>> >the GSAS Student-Parent Organization is an official GSAS
> > >>>> >group.  This means we can get funding from the GSC & elsewhere,
> > >>>> organize colloquia
> > >>>> >and other academic events, keep having social events, and
> > >>>> operate our
> > >>>> >advocacy work from a stronger position.  Thank you, everyone, for
> > >>>> >your support.
> > >>>> >
> > >>>> >best,
> > >>>> >Christine
> > >>>> >
> > >>>> >
> > >>>> >
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> > >> Douglas R. Knecht
> > >> Doctoral Student
> > >> Harvard Graduate School of Education
> > >> 617.642.0980
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Miriam Shakow
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Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, EEUU
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