Making Child Care Work Beyond 9 to 5

A few months ago I headed to Bright Beginnings at the end of my workday to volunteer with their evening program. When I arrived at 6 p.m., two teachers were serving dinner to a table of about 10 toddlers and prekindergarteners. I sat down and received a warm welcome. No stranger to new people, a cho...
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At Bright Beginnings, homeless parents get some useful job-seeking advice

The question that brought tears to Adia’s eyes was a simple one: Tell us about yourself. “I started crying,” Adia said. “The first thing I thought was, ‘I’m a mom.’ ” In a job interview, that suddenly didn’t seem like enough. It was workforce development week at Bright Beginni...
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