[Parentsgroup-list] Also interested in Coop

Miriam Shakow shakow at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Mar 18 19:12:41 EST 2006


Just to add to what Christine said, I have heard of lots of babysitting and
daycare coops outside of harvard and they seem very doable. I'm excited that so
many people are interested and am looking forward to help organizing in the fall
when we return.

Take care,
Miriam

Quoting Sigal Peled-Leviatan <speledleviatan at hbs.edu>:

>
> 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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> >> > >> Douglas R. Knecht
> >> > >> Doctoral Student
> >> > >> Harvard Graduate School of Education
> >> > >> 617.642.0980
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> > Miriam Shakow
> > Candidata de doctorado en antropologia
> > Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, EEUU
> > Investigadora Visitante, CERES
> > Cochabamba, Bolivia
> > Cel: 591-717-77018
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> Sigal Peled-Leviatan
> PhD Candidate in Business Economics
> Harvard University
> Tel: (617) 496 1914
>


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Miriam Shakow
Candidata de doctorado en antropologia
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, EEUU
Investigadora Visitante, CERES
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Cel: 591-717-77018




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