[Parentsgroup-list] Who to harass about child care scholarships

wenc at fas.harvard.edu wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 11 20:12:55 EDT 2006

Nancy Costigan, manager of the Office of Work/Life Resources
nancy_costikyan at harvard.edu

Mary Ann O'Brian,  who I think is the PR person for the new scholarships & the
women's task forces

maryann_o'brien at harvard.edu

The emails they sent to me will follow.   I sent them once before, but here they
are again.

I also just sent Nancy a note myself.


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

> Hi all,
> Here you go--from the horse's mouth.  They don't know the details yet, but
> there will be money available next year for people with kids in the
> Harvard-affiliated day care centers.  This seems (I hope) to be just a
> starting point--they can't make the funding 'portable' yet to other
> providers, since that's a whole different kettle of fish.  But it's a
> start.
> I still don't know how much these are going to be, by the way--let's hope
> it's enough to make a real difference.  I also doubt there will be any
> change to the standard 12-month contract, so keep in mind that you are
> committing to paying for 12 months a year even if you don't use the place
> in the summer.  And the standard 9-5 day will also probably be in place,
> though some have half days available.
> The way it will work is that first you apply to the centers and then if
> you get in, you apply through the center to get the aid--it will be
> administered by each place separately, not through Harvard.  (God bless
> Harvard's decentralization...)
> So if you're interested, I highly recommend getting on waiting lists
> *right away.*  If you already have a kid/kids in a Harvard center, you are
> already
> halfway there.  (There are about 30 kids of grad students in the centers
> right now.)
> BTW, Miriam is one of our members who wrote from Bolivia...thanks for the
> prodding, Miriam!
> Christine
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:25:10 -0400
> From: Nancy Costikyan <nancy_costikyan at harvard.edu>
> To: Miriam Shakow <shakow at fas.harvard.edu>
> Cc: Mary Ann O'Brien <maryann_obrien at harvard.edu>,
>      Shawn J. Bohen <shawn_bohen at harvard.edu>,
>      Garth O McCavana <mccavana at fas.harvard.edu>,
>      Sarah Bennett-Astesano <sarah_bennett-astesano at harvard.edu>,
>      BGCC at fas.harvard.edu, HarYard at aol.com, OxfordStCoop at yahoo.com,
>      PTCC at fas.harvard.edu, RCCC at fas.harvard.edu, SFPCC at fas.harvard.edu,
>      wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Day care scholarships for graduate students
> Dear Miriam,
> I am the manager of the Office of Work/Life Resources, and am
> responding to your email on behalf of Mary Ann O'Brien. First, let me
> say that I am delighted that our good news has traveled as far as
> Bolivia!  My office is being flooded with questions like yours, and
> that is a very good problem to have, indeed.
> We are planning a program to assist students pursuing doctorates with
> affording the high cost of child care in Cambridge. The funding is
> designated for our six Harvard-affiliated child-care centers, with a
> goal of increasing the enrollment of children of doctoral students in
> these on-site, high quality programs. The link to the centers is:
> http://employment.harvard.edu/benefits/worklife/centers.shtml . There
> you will find information about the centers, including regular program costs.
> We are still working out the details on the delivery of these funds,
> and you may be assured that you will be notified when we have
> everything in place. We are working closely with GSAS on this, and
> you can expect news either from my office, or from GSAS, or both!  We
> hope to communicate the necessary details by September, if not sooner.
> Thanks for your interest. We are all looking forward to being able to
> give greater support to doctoral students here at Harvard.
> Sincerely,
> Nancy Costikyan
> At 10:25 AM 6/15/2006, you wrote:
> >>X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at harvard.edu
> >>
> >>
> >>Dear Dr. O'Brien,
> >>
> >>I am a graduate student and was very pleased to hear from Christine
> >>Wenc about
> >>possible assistance for day care costs. Can you tell me where I can find
> >>information about the program and how to apply?
> >>
> >>Thanks very much,
> >>Miriam Shakow
> >>GSAS - Social Anthropology
> >>--
> >>Miriam Shakow
> >>Candidata de doctorado en antropologia
> >>Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, EEUU
> >>Investigadora Visitante, CERES
> >>Cochabamba, Bolivia
> >>Cel: 591-717-77018
> >
> >Mary Ann O'Brien
> >Director of Communications
> >Harvard Office of Human Resources
> >telephone: 617/496-7437
> >e-mail: maryann_o'brien at harvard.edu
> >Employment at Harvard:  http://employment.harvard.edu/
> >Harvard Intranet for Employees:  http://harvie.harvard.edu/
> >Service Employees at Harvard:  http://serviceemployees.harvard.edu
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Nancy Costikyan, MSW, LICSW
> Manager
> Office of Work/Life Resources
> Harvard University
> 124 Mt. Auburn St., 3rd floor
> Cambridge, MA  02138
> Phone:  617.495.4351
> Fax:      617.495.4124
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