[Parentsgroup-list] baby swimming

allison ohle allisonohle at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 22:32:54 EDT 2007


The Wellbridge Gym at the Charles Hotel (just behind the Kennedy School) has
a pool.  childrens hours are daily from 2-5 and also 10-12 on weekends.

if you are planning to join a gym, this is a good option, because its free
to members.

they have baby swim classes, but we've been taking our son to the
pool almost every weekend since he was 6 months old and we just play in the
water...

allison


On 7/12/07, parentsgroup-list-request at lists.hcs.harvard.edu <
parentsgroup-list-request at lists.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
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>   1. RE: baby swimming  (Marna S. Costanzo)
>   2. Re: "currently available" Harvard housing (Manjari C. Miller)
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> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 09:32:20 -0400
> From: "Marna S. Costanzo" <mcostanz at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: RE: [parentsgroup-list] baby swimming
> To: "'Elizaveta S. Leshchiner \(Trukhanova\)'"
>        <eleshch at fas.harvard.edu>,      <
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> Hi Liz-
>
> The Cambridge YMCA offers baby "swim" classes in their pool and I believe
> that if you get membership you can use their pool with your baby at other
> times too.  They do require that the baby wears a swim diaper and that
> you're with your baby at all times, of course.  The YMCA pool is indoors
> and
> heated.  You can find their website at http://www.cambridgeymca.org .
>
> Also, there is a public outdoor pool (Goldstar Mother's pool) off of
> Cambridge Street in East Cambridge.  It is only open during the summer and
> not heated.  There is no age restriction there but once again they just
> ask
> that you use a swim diaper.
>
> Hope this helps and good luck with your move!
>
> Marna
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> [mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of
> Elizaveta S. Leshchiner (Trukhanova)
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:51 AM
> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> Subject: [parentsgroup-list] baby swimming
>
> Dear community,
>
> my name is Liz and I'm incoming GSAS student for the fall 2007 (from
> Russia).
> I'm coming with my 8-month old baby Andrey and I have a question. Maybe
> you
> could help me? I would really appreciate.
>
> Is there anything like baby swimming classes or pools where babies under 1
> year
> are allowed? In Russia our doctor prescribed Andrey swimming because of
> some
> orthopoedic problems. I know that not many pools accept that small age,
> and
> we
> were going to the pool at our hospital here (which is specially designed
> for
> babies 0+).
>
> Is there anything similar in Cambridge/Boston area that you are aware of?
> I
> was
> searching on the web but I didn't find much.
>
> Thanks!
> Liz
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 09:55:37 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Manjari C. Miller" <mchatter at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Re: "currently available" Harvard housing
> To: wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu,    Susan McDonald
>        <mcdonaldsu at gmail.com>
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> yes it takes about a day after you fill out the application to get you
> into the system. Bur frankly, my personal experience is that Harvard
> housing is extremely uncoordinated so one doesn't always have to go by the
> exact rules. The way I found my PT apartment was by walking in the door
> and asking them if they had anything available that very day that I could
> move into. 4 hours later, we signed the lease.
>
> _______________________________________________________________________
> Manjari Chatterjee Miller                           Dept. of Government
> Weatherhead Center for International Affairs        Harvard University
>
> On Thu, 12 Jul 2007, wenc at fas.harvard.edu wrote:
>
> > See
> >
> http://www.hres.harvard.edu/RRE/NewWeb/Brochure/Affiliated/currentavail.h=
tm
> >
> > 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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> >>>>
> >>>> Today's Parentsgroup Digest:
> >>>>
> >>>> Today's Topics:
> >>>>
> >>>>    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=3DUS-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=3DISO-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=3D"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=3DISO-8859-1; format=3Dflowed
> >>>>
> >>>> 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=3DISO-8859-1; format=3Dflowed
> >>>>
> >>>> 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=3DISO-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=3DISO-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
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> _______________________________________________
> >>>>>> Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> >>>>>> Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >>>>>> http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
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> >>>>>> Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> >>>>>> Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >>>>>> http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >>>>>>
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> >>>>> http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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> >>>>
> >>>>
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