[Parentsgroup-list] Cooperative Childcare Group

wenc at fas.harvard.edu wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Sun Mar 16 20:58:42 EDT 2008

Hi all,

I've done a couple of babysitting co-ops, and this was by far the best 'day
care' I did when my son was very small.  (he's 5 now)

My suggestion is that once you have a couple of people in a neighborhood who are
interested, to just start trading days or however you organize it.  I found that
the physical location of the participants was one of the biggest factors in how
successful the co-op was.

If you are in JP, there is a Yahoo group (or two?) for JP moms, including one
for co-ops.  As far as I know the groups still exist, so just search the Yahoo
groups page to find them.

I think co-ops are fantastic.


Quoting Julianna Kershen <julianna.kershen at gmail.com>:

> Hello Jennifer & all,
> I am hoping that Lucy gets a space in a local childcare center for the fall,
> but if not... I'd love to talk about the co-op group idea, and possibly use
> it instead.
> I'm looking for care for three days.  I don't live in Cambridge, so would
> need to care for the babes on my care day/time at another location.  If you
> organize a meeting please let me know.
> Thanks, Julianna
> mt. Lucy 8.5 mos
> Lives in JP

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