In partnership with Mayor Walsh's SPARK council and City of Boston’s Office for Women’s Advancement, The Future of Childcare Challenge brings together individuals from a variety of sectors to discuss the crisis around the high cost of childcare. The event takes place on April 27th in the form of panels of childcare experts and speed networking where participants collaborate and brainstorm ideas for Childcare Challenge Request For Proposal (RFP) submissions.
Opening Remarks: Lauren B. Kennedy, Founder, Neighborhood Villages
Chief Chat Panel: Understanding the Landscape of Universal
Moderator: Sasha Goodfriend, President of Mass NOW
Panelists: Tania Del Rio, Executive Director of City of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement,
Jill Kravetz, CEO of iRelaunch,
Matt Handy, Head of Growth, CozyKin, and
Amy O’Leary, Director of Early Education For All
Tarshia Green-Williams, Workers’ Rights Organizer, Jobs With Justice
Panel: Finding Cross-sector Solutions to Make Childcare Affordable and Accessible for All
Moderators: Tanya Pham, Founder & Creative Director of Latitu°, and Casey Baines, Economic Growth Coordinator, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Panelists: Kit Hickey, MIT Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence,
Jeremy Au, Co-Founder of CozyKin
Lindsay McCluskey, Deputy Director, Community Labor United
Sarah Walker, Senior Project Architect, studioMLA Architects
Lunch Sponsored by Whole Heart Provisions
Meet people from various sectors around the city invested in working towards universal childcare in Boston & Massachusetts. Participate in various creative engagements around the question: What does childcare mean to you?
Featuring Live Art with Ibrahim Ali-Salaam
The Future of Childcare Challenge has partnered with Lyft to provide reliable transportation. To redeem 25% off a ride to or from WeWork on April 27, enter FOCC19 into the 'Promo's' section of the Lyft app. Maximum discount $5. Subject to Lyft's terms.
Childcare provided by CozyKin. Need to register for childcare? Use this link to submit information to the CozyKin team directly. https://teamck.typeform.com/to/Rqk8B5
CozyKin will be providing on-site childcare services at WeWork during the event with their fully vetted and trained nannies for children ages 0-9 years. There will be a total of 9 care spots available, with each nanny caring for up to 3 children. Nannies will lead developmentally-appropriate play and activities along with feeding, diapering and any other necessary care.
Please note that the WeWork space will not be suitable for allowing for a safe, quiet sleep environment per CozyKin’s safe sleep practices, so if your child needs to nap during the day, you should plan to arrange their care outside of their nap-times or choose another childcare option. Please note that CozyKin provides paid, in-home, short-term nanny care through their Care on Demand service. More information about this option is available on their website at https://www.cozykin.com/care-on-demand