We need an attitude adjustment in our industry if we’re going to have parents and politicians respect us as professionals. First off, please, we have to stop calling them “Mom,” and “Dad.”
When you want to start something new, it’s tempting to wait until it’s perfect. Sometimes it’s better to just do it.
Hope Forstenzer’s partner is home with their second child, but for years, scheduling her work around available daycare, and within 40 hours per month was a monthly challenge.
Caitlin and Owen Black are the owners, architects, and landscapers behind Aloe Designs, and World Reclaimed. They are also the parents of Lucie Ella and Lily Piper. When running a small business and a small family, flexibility is invaluable.
For the last 3 years (or longer), I’ve been collecting stories from families about their ability to find childcare that suits their needs. Whether the challenges were with availability, cost, or schedules, as the “childcare crisis” continues, Vancouver families have been finding ways to make it work. Licensed part-time care could be part of the solution.