[Parentsgroup-list] Also interested in Coop

Sigal Peled-Leviatan speledleviatan at hbs.edu
Sat Mar 18 05:44:44 EST 2006


I can't help out this year, since we're not in cambridge. 
But, we plan to be back in September with our 3 year old 
(this week), and would love to be counted in.

Sigal

On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 17:53:28 -0500
  Miriam Shakow <shakow at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> 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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>> > >> Doctoral Student
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>> > >> 617.642.0980
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> Miriam Shakow
> Candidata de doctorado en antropologia
> Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, EEUU
> Investigadora Visitante, CERES
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Sigal Peled-Leviatan
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Harvard University
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