[Parentsgroup-list] "currently available" Harvard housing

wenc at fas.harvard.edu wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Jul 12 09:21:54 EDT 2007


See
http://www.hres.harvard.edu/RRE/NewWeb/Brochure/Affiliated/currentavail.htm

You must have an application on file to take advantage of these, so you'd have
to get that done first!

--Christine






Quoting "Manjari C. Miller" <mchatter at fas.harvard.edu>:

> Dear Rini,
>
> I second the opinion that there may be apartments left in Peabody Terrace.
> We live in PT and I just got an email asking me to hurry up and apply if I
> wanted to transfer within PT as there are apartments still available. I
> would call the Housing Office and ask about "immediate occupancy"
> apartments in PT.
>
> Best,
> Manjari
>
> _______________________________________________________________________
> Manjari Chatterjee Miller                           Dept. of Government
> Weatherhead Center for International Affairs        Harvard University
>
> On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, Susan McDonald wrote:
>
> > Dear Rini,
> > I moved to Cambridge for graduate school last summer as the single mother
> of
> > an 18-month-old with many of the same criteria that you have. My advice is
> > to look at family home daycares as they are more likely to have full-time
> > openings soon. Nursery schools not affiliated with Harvard are also a good
> > bet. The waiting list for the Harvard centers was simply too long for me,
> > although it is worth your checking with them because your child is older
> > than mine. (There are more openings for children older than 2yr 9 months,
> > the state cut-off age for nursery school).
> >
> > To find a listing of different types of daycare in Cambridge, you can do
> > your own online search at Childcare Resource Center at
> > http://www.ccrcinc.org/   or contact the Harvard Medical School Office of
> > Work and Family (http://www.hms.harvard.edu/hr/owf.html). Although I am not
> > affiliated with the medical school, they gave me a listing of different
> > daycare options within my zip code and then I spent a few weeks calling,
> > screening, and visiting places until I found one that had a space that I
> > liked.
> >
> > In terms of apartments near daycare, it may be too late to get into Peabody
> > (but still worth checking). Botanic Gardens seems really nice too, if you
> > can get in, and may be closer to community daycares. Another possibility is
> > to look for private housing via Craig's List or the HRES community
> listings.
> > West Cambridge/Huron Village has a lot of 2 bedroom apartments in houses
> and
> > several nursery schools and family daycares. This is a 15-20 minute walk
> > from school, not a cheap neighborhood but convenient with parks,
> > playgrounds, etc.
> >
> > Another option is North Cambridge. My classmate Betsy Boyle owns a
> > two-family house and has a 2BR apartment available for rent near the
> Alewife
> > T stop, two stops north of Harvard Square, a 30 minute walk to campus. You
> > can reach her at betsy_boyle at ksg07.harvard.edu. Nearby is the North
> > Cambridge Children's Center at Walden Square Road at 617-876-0503.
> >
> > Good luck!
> > Susan
> >
> > On 7/11/07, parentsgroup-list-request at lists.hcs.harvard.edu <
> > parentsgroup-list-request at lists.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> >>
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> >>
> >>    1. Dependent Care Fund  (Deborah Freedman Woods)
> >>    2. new student needs help! (wenc at fas.harvard.edu)
> >>    3. RE: new student needs help! (Sebastian James)
> >>    4. Re: new student needs help! (Miriam Shakow)
> >>    5. dependent care fund maybe limited to      faculty/post-docs next
> >>       year (Irene Newton)
> >>    6. Re: dependent care fund maybe limited to  faculty/post-docs
> >>       next year (wenc at fas.harvard.edu)
> >>    7. Re: new student needs help! (wenc at fas.harvard.edu)
> >>
> >>
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> Message: 1
> >> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:49:48 -0400 (EDT)
> >> From: Deborah Freedman Woods <dwoods at cfa.harvard.edu>
> >> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Dependent Care Fund
> >> To: "Deborah F. Woods" <dwoods at cfa.harvard.edu>
> >> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0707101240460.4979 at auriga.cfa.harvard.edu>
> >> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
> >>
> >> I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but anyone who
> >> has to travel should look into this new Harvard program to
> >> help with travel-related child care expenses.  The program,
> >> which just started last year, is mainly geared toward
> >> assistant profs but is also open to grad students.  I put
> >> in an application last week and it was approved within 3
> >> days, despite my missing the June 1st deadline.  The
> >> administrator, Fiona Chin, was very helpful in moving my
> >> application along.  The website is:
> >> http://www.faculty.harvard.edu/05/0541.html
> >>
> >> Here's a short description of the program.
> >>
> >> Dependent Care Fund
> >>
> >> The Dependent Care Fund for Short-term Professional Travel
> >> (DCF) is intended to provide financial assistance to
> >> scholars who would like to travel for a professional event
> >> that will advance their academic careers, and who also have
> >> child care or adult dependent care obligations. DCF grants
> >> are awarded to defray the incremental costs due to added
> >> care giving needs incurred as a result of traveling for
> >> career purposes. Such costs may include those associated
> >> with transporting a dependent and/or a caregiver to a
> >> conference location or research site, extra dependent care
> >> at home while the recipient is traveling, or on-site care at
> >> a meeting.
> >>
> >> For example: An assistant professor has children who
> >> ordinarily attend day-care. The assistant professor plans to
> >> attend a 2-day conference in Chicago in order to present the
> >> results of his research. Because the conference requires
> >> overnight travel, the assistant professor must bring his
> >> children with him. Conference organizers have arranged for
> >> on-site day-care while scholars make their presentations.
> >>
> >> In this case, the assistant professor could apply to the
> >> Dependent Care Fund to cover the airfare for his children as
> >> well as the cost of the on-site day-care at the conference.
> >>
> >> Another example: The situation is the same, except that the
> >> children are ordinarily cared for by a live-out nanny who
> >> comes to their home in Somerville. The conference organizers
> >> have not made arrangements for on-site care, so the
> >> assistant professor plans to bring along the nanny to take
> >> care of his children while he attends the conference. The
> >> daily cost for the nanny ordinarily amounts to approximately
> >> $200/day, but given that the conference requires care away
> >> from home, the cost for the nanny may increase to $250/day.
> >> The assistant professor could apply to the DCF to cover the
> >> airfare for his children and the nanny, and he could also
> >> request funds for the extra $50/day for the nanny to provide
> >> off-site care.
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Message: 2
> >> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:32:04 -0400
> >> From: wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> >> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> >> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> Message-ID: <1184092324.4693d0a437cbb at webmail.fas.harvard.edu>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> >>
> >> This is from an incoming student.  Feel free to post any advice to the
> >> entire
> >> list so that everybody can benefit from the collective wisdom!
> >>
> >> --------
> >>
> >> from Rini Kaushik <rinikaushik at yahoo.com>
> >>
> >> I will be joining Harvard in Fall for a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  I am
> >> quite
> >> concerned right now
> >> and need some advice from fellow parents.
> >>
> >> Here's my situation;
> >> I have a 3 year old son.  My husband will not be moving to Boston with me
> >> and
> >> will be in Boston
> >> only on the weekends.  I will be single-parenting most of the time.  My
> >> mother
> >> (can't drive and
> >> not in a good shape) will stay with me.  I was hoping to find an
> >> apartment/condo
> >> close to my son's
> >> preschool so that my mother can drop/pick up my son on foot.  I also
> >> wanted the
> >> apartment/condo to
> >> be close to a public transportation route as I am not comfortable driving
> >> in the
> >> snow (coming from
> >> California).  However, I spent more than week in Boston last week and
> >> couldn't
> >> find anything that
> >> matches my criterion.  Most of the preschools are already full and the
> >> ones that
> >> are open are not
> >> close to apartments.
> >>
> >> How are you all managing?  Where do you stay and where do your kids go for
> >> day
> >> care?  I will
> >> really appreciate pointers and any out-of-the-box ideas.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Rini
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Message: 3
> >> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:07:11 -0400
> >> From: "Sebastian James" <sebastian_james at ksg.harvard.edu>
> >> Subject: RE: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> >> To: <wenc at fas.harvard.edu>,     <parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
> >> Message-ID: <004f01c7c32d$e9ecbfa0$6400a8c0 at Sebastianlaptop>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain;       charset="us-ascii"
> >>
> >> Hi Rini
> >>
> >> Did you try Harvard Housing, especially Peabody Terrace because there is
> >> a pre-school within the apartment complex (PTCC)? Are the pre-school
> >> spots already taken, because they go very fast?
> >>
> >> If you are going to work backwards starting from the daycare, you could
> >> try Harvard Yard Daycare or Oxford Street Day Care Center and look for
> >> housing (Harvard Housing and private housing) in that area, Kirkland
> >> St., Divinity Ave, etc. though the Subway would be a good 15 minutes
> >> walk. But, there are good Bus Routes from that area too.
> >>
> >> Good luck on your search.
> >>
> >> _________________________________________________
> >> Sebastian S. James
> >> Phd. Candidate in Public Policy
> >> Harvard University
> >> Ph: 617-384-0140(R), 617-230-9596(M)
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> [mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of
> >> wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> >> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:32 PM
> >> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> >>
> >> This is from an incoming student.  Feel free to post any advice to the
> >> entire
> >> list so that everybody can benefit from the collective wisdom!
> >>
> >> --------
> >>
> >> from Rini Kaushik <rinikaushik at yahoo.com>
> >>
> >> I will be joining Harvard in Fall for a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  I am
> >> quite
> >> concerned right now
> >> and need some advice from fellow parents.
> >>
> >> Here's my situation;
> >> I have a 3 year old son.  My husband will not be moving to Boston with
> >> me and
> >> will be in Boston
> >> only on the weekends.  I will be single-parenting most of the time.  My
> >> mother
> >> (can't drive and
> >> not in a good shape) will stay with me.  I was hoping to find an
> >> apartment/condo
> >> close to my son's
> >> preschool so that my mother can drop/pick up my son on foot.  I also
> >> wanted the
> >> apartment/condo to
> >> be close to a public transportation route as I am not comfortable
> >> driving in the
> >> snow (coming from
> >> California).  However, I spent more than week in Boston last week and
> >> couldn't
> >> find anything that
> >> matches my criterion.  Most of the preschools are already full and the
> >> ones that
> >> are open are not
> >> close to apartments.
> >>
> >> How are you all managing?  Where do you stay and where do your kids go
> >> for day
> >> care?  I will
> >> really appreciate pointers and any out-of-the-box ideas.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Rini
> >>
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> >> Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Message: 4
> >> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 00:01:30 -0400
> >> From: Miriam Shakow <shakow at fas.harvard.edu>
> >> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> >> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> Message-ID: <4694561A.6050807 at fas.harvard.edu>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
> >>
> >> Dear Rini,
> >> The harvard daycare centers generally have a year-long waiting list. if
> >> you put your name down now on the lists of all of them, your son's name
> >> should come up within the next year. If you moved to Harvard Square now,
> >> you could try for a family daycare (several have been publicized on this
> >> list), combined with a babysitter a few days a week. Harvard Housing is
> >> mostly done by lottery the previous spring, but there may be some
> >> apartments still available on the Harvard Real Estate Services website.
> >>
> >> Peabody Terrace, Harvard Yard, and Radcliffe daycares are within a
> >> ten-minute walk of Harvard Square. The botanical gardens is a little
> >> farther, but during the school year, there is a regular free shuttle
> >> between the botanical gardens and harvard square.
> >>
> >> Another option is Bright Horizons, in Central square, which is a
> >> 15-minute walk from Harvard Square. A friend of ours sent their 2 year
> >> old there. It sounded just adequate as a short-term thing, but better
> >> supplemented with hands-on attention from a babysitter.
> >>
> >> There is also a "help find it" type service available to graduate
> >> students, but I don't know the name. I think you could call the GSAS
> >> dean to get some help with this.
> >>
> >> Take care,
> >> Miriam
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 7/10/07 4:07 PM, Sebastian James wrote:
> >> > Hi Rini
> >> >
> >> > Did you try Harvard Housing, especially Peabody Terrace because there is
> >> > a pre-school within the apartment complex (PTCC)? Are the pre-school
> >> > spots already taken, because they go very fast?
> >> >
> >> > If you are going to work backwards starting from the daycare, you could
> >> > try Harvard Yard Daycare or Oxford Street Day Care Center and look for
> >> > housing (Harvard Housing and private housing) in that area, Kirkland
> >> > St., Divinity Ave, etc. though the Subway would be a good 15 minutes
> >> > walk. But, there are good Bus Routes from that area too.
> >> >
> >> > Good luck on your search.
> >> >
> >> > _________________________________________________
> >> > Sebastian S. James
> >> > Phd. Candidate in Public Policy
> >> > Harvard University
> >> > Ph: 617-384-0140(R), 617-230-9596(M)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> > [mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of
> >> > wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> >> > Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:32 PM
> >> > To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> >> >
> >> > This is from an incoming student.  Feel free to post any advice to the
> >> > entire
> >> > list so that everybody can benefit from the collective wisdom!
> >> >
> >> > --------
> >> >
> >> > from Rini Kaushik <rinikaushik at yahoo.com>
> >> >
> >> > I will be joining Harvard in Fall for a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  I am
> >> > quite
> >> > concerned right now
> >> > and need some advice from fellow parents.
> >> >
> >> > Here's my situation;
> >> > I have a 3 year old son.  My husband will not be moving to Boston with
> >> > me and
> >> > will be in Boston
> >> > only on the weekends.  I will be single-parenting most of the time.  My
> >> > mother
> >> > (can't drive and
> >> > not in a good shape) will stay with me.  I was hoping to find an
> >> > apartment/condo
> >> > close to my son's
> >> > preschool so that my mother can drop/pick up my son on foot.  I also
> >> > wanted the
> >> > apartment/condo to
> >> > be close to a public transportation route as I am not comfortable
> >> > driving in the
> >> > snow (coming from
> >> > California).  However, I spent more than week in Boston last week and
> >> > couldn't
> >> > find anything that
> >> > matches my criterion.  Most of the preschools are already full and the
> >> > ones that
> >> > are open are not
> >> > close to apartments.
> >> >
> >> > How are you all managing?  Where do you stay and where do your kids go
> >> > for day
> >> > care?  I will
> >> > really appreciate pointers and any out-of-the-box ideas.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> >
> >> > Rini
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > _______________________________________________
> >> > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> >> > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > _______________________________________________
> >> > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> >> > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Message: 5
> >> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 08:51:44 -0400
> >> From: "Irene Newton" <irene.newton at gmail.com>
> >> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] dependent care fund maybe limited to
> >>         faculty/post-docs next year
> >> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> Message-ID:
> >>         <1252ab5f0707110551u5c2eb0abw847a493d593ba489 at mail.gmail.com>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
> >>
> >> hi all,
> >>
> >> In case you were counting on the dependent care fund for travel with
> >> your baby, you should know that they might limit it to just tenured
> >> faculty and post-docs (see email from Fiona Chin below).
> >>
> >> Why are graduate students always screwed over?
> >>
> >> -Irene
> >>
> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> From: Chin, Fiona <fiona_chin at harvard.edu>
> >> Date: Jul 11, 2007 8:41 AM
> >> Subject: Dependent Care Fund
> >> To: "Newton, Irene" <garcia at fas.harvard.edu>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Dear Irene,
> >>
> >> I received your Dependent Care Fund application, and I wanted to let
> >> you know that the next review period isn't scheduled until September.
> >> Also, as this was the program's first pilot year, the Review Committee
> >> is currently assessing refinements to the program before next year,
> >> including the possibility of limiting the eligibility to tenure-track
> >> faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
> >>
> >> The program is still in its experimental, pilot phase (through AY09),
> >> and we are doing our best to structure a successful program and gather
> >> data at this point.
> >>
> >> I will certainly be back in touch regarding the Committee's final
> >> decision regarding program eligibility for this academic year.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Fiona
> >>
> >>
> >> Fiona C. Chin
> >> Manager of Administration, Communications, and Special Projects
> >> Harvard University, Office of the Senior Vice Provost
> >>
> >> p.  617-495-5390
> >> o.  Holyoke Center 876
> >> e.  fiona_chin at harvard.edu
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Message: 6
> >> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:19:23 -0400
> >> From: wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> >> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] dependent care fund maybe limited to
> >>         faculty/post-docs next year
> >> To: Irene Newton <irene.newton at gmail.com>
> >> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> Message-ID: <1184159963.4694d8db164c7 at webmail.fas.harvard.edu>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> >>
> >>
> >> Since they are still "gathering data," it would probably be a good idea
> >> for us
> >> to tell them how many of us would be applying for this funding.
> >>
> >> Let me figure out an easy way to do this and I'll get back to you.  I know
> >> I
> >> have personally skipped conferences because of having no child care, so it
> >> is
> >> indeed an important issue.
> >>
> >> --Christine
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Quoting Irene Newton <irene.newton at gmail.com>:
> >>
> >> > hi all,
> >> >
> >> > In case you were counting on the dependent care fund for travel with
> >> > your baby, you should know that they might limit it to just tenured
> >> > faculty and post-docs (see email from Fiona Chin below).
> >> >
> >> > Why are graduate students always screwed over?
> >> >
> >> > -Irene
> >> >
> >> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> > From: Chin, Fiona <fiona_chin at harvard.edu>
> >> > Date: Jul 11, 2007 8:41 AM
> >> > Subject: Dependent Care Fund
> >> > To: "Newton, Irene" <garcia at fas.harvard.edu>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Dear Irene,
> >> >
> >> > I received your Dependent Care Fund application, and I wanted to let
> >> > you know that the next review period isn't scheduled until September.
> >> > Also, as this was the program's first pilot year, the Review Committee
> >> > is currently assessing refinements to the program before next year,
> >> > including the possibility of limiting the eligibility to tenure-track
> >> > faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
> >> >
> >> > The program is still in its experimental, pilot phase (through AY09),
> >> > and we are doing our best to structure a successful program and gather
> >> > data at this point.
> >> >
> >> > I will certainly be back in touch regarding the Committee's final
> >> > decision regarding program eligibility for this academic year.
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> > Fiona
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Fiona C. Chin
> >> > Manager of Administration, Communications, and Special Projects
> >> > Harvard University, Office of the Senior Vice Provost
> >> >
> >> > p.  617-495-5390
> >> > o.  Holyoke Center 876
> >> > e.  fiona_chin at harvard.edu
> >> > _______________________________________________
> >> > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> >> > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Message: 7
> >> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:27:27 -0400
> >> From: wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> >> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> >> To: Miriam Shakow <shakow at fas.harvard.edu>
> >> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> Message-ID: <1184160447.4694dabf1c2bd at webmail.fas.harvard.edu>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> >>
> >> It's always sort of a crap shoot, but you can also try the central numbers
> >> for
> >> Mass Child Care Services, etc.  Harvard has them listed at:
> >>
> >> http://www.employment.harvard.edu/benefits/worklife/childcare.shtml
> >>
> >> BTW, I have been searching for the childcare resources web site that was
> >> set up
> >> by the Work/Life Office a while ago--it seems to have disappeared.
> >>
> >> (Please note that the Work/Life Office serves employees of Harvard, not
> >> students--but you can still sometimes find useful information there.)
> >>
> >> --Christine
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Quoting Miriam Shakow <shakow at fas.harvard.edu>:
> >>
> >> > Dear Rini,
> >> > The harvard daycare centers generally have a year-long waiting list. if
> >> > you put your name down now on the lists of all of them, your son's name
> >> > should come up within the next year. If you moved to Harvard Square now,
> >> > you could try for a family daycare (several have been publicized on this
> >> > list), combined with a babysitter a few days a week. Harvard Housing is
> >> > mostly done by lottery the previous spring, but there may be some
> >> > apartments still available on the Harvard Real Estate Services website.
> >> >
> >> > Peabody Terrace, Harvard Yard, and Radcliffe daycares are within a
> >> > ten-minute walk of Harvard Square. The botanical gardens is a little
> >> > farther, but during the school year, there is a regular free shuttle
> >> > between the botanical gardens and harvard square.
> >> >
> >> > Another option is Bright Horizons, in Central square, which is a
> >> > 15-minute walk from Harvard Square. A friend of ours sent their 2 year
> >> > old there. It sounded just adequate as a short-term thing, but better
> >> > supplemented with hands-on attention from a babysitter.
> >> >
> >> > There is also a "help find it" type service available to graduate
> >> > students, but I don't know the name. I think you could call the GSAS
> >> > dean to get some help with this.
> >> >
> >> > Take care,
> >> > Miriam
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > On 7/10/07 4:07 PM, Sebastian James wrote:
> >> > > Hi Rini
> >> > >
> >> > > Did you try Harvard Housing, especially Peabody Terrace because there
> >> is
> >> > > a pre-school within the apartment complex (PTCC)? Are the pre-school
> >> > > spots already taken, because they go very fast?
> >> > >
> >> > > If you are going to work backwards starting from the daycare, you
> >> could
> >> > > try Harvard Yard Daycare or Oxford Street Day Care Center and look for
> >> > > housing (Harvard Housing and private housing) in that area, Kirkland
> >> > > St., Divinity Ave, etc. though the Subway would be a good 15 minutes
> >> > > walk. But, there are good Bus Routes from that area too.
> >> > >
> >> > > Good luck on your search.
> >> > >
> >> > > _________________________________________________
> >> > > Sebastian S. James
> >> > > Phd. Candidate in Public Policy
> >> > > Harvard University
> >> > > Ph: 617-384-0140(R), 617-230-9596(M)
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > -----Original Message-----
> >> > > From: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> > > [mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of
> >> > > wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> >> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:32 PM
> >> > > To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> > > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> >> > >
> >> > > This is from an incoming student.  Feel free to post any advice to the
> >> > > entire
> >> > > list so that everybody can benefit from the collective wisdom!
> >> > >
> >> > > --------
> >> > >
> >> > > from Rini Kaushik <rinikaushik at yahoo.com>
> >> > >
> >> > > I will be joining Harvard in Fall for a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  I
> >> am
> >> > > quite
> >> > > concerned right now
> >> > > and need some advice from fellow parents.
> >> > >
> >> > > Here's my situation;
> >> > > I have a 3 year old son.  My husband will not be moving to Boston with
> >> > > me and
> >> > > will be in Boston
> >> > > only on the weekends.  I will be single-parenting most of the
> >> time.  My
> >> > > mother
> >> > > (can't drive and
> >> > > not in a good shape) will stay with me.  I was hoping to find an
> >> > > apartment/condo
> >> > > close to my son's
> >> > > preschool so that my mother can drop/pick up my son on foot.  I also
> >> > > wanted the
> >> > > apartment/condo to
> >> > > be close to a public transportation route as I am not comfortable
> >> > > driving in the
> >> > > snow (coming from
> >> > > California).  However, I spent more than week in Boston last week and
> >> > > couldn't
> >> > > find anything that
> >> > > matches my criterion.  Most of the preschools are already full and the
> >> > > ones that
> >> > > are open are not
> >> > > close to apartments.
> >> > >
> >> > > How are you all managing?  Where do you stay and where do your kids go
> >> > > for day
> >> > > care?  I will
> >> > > really appreciate pointers and any out-of-the-box ideas.
> >> > >
> >> > > Thanks,
> >> > >
> >> > > Rini
> >> > >
> >> > >
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