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Raising the voices of caregivers

Caregivers support our families and allow others to go to work, but they often have to battle for respect. Let’s change that. Ten years ago, I helped start the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) because my life has been so profoundly affected by caregivers, beginning when I was just a... more


Care.com Stands with Dreamers

Like so many of you, I am deeply concerned with the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As the daughter of immigrants and the first generation in my family to settle permanently here in the United States, this is personal for me. My family first... more


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☝️If you could change one thing about the caregiving industry, what would it be? ☝️

Last week we asked you "What's the best advice you've gotten on being a caregiver? " and you shared some great suggestions!  This week our question is: If you could change one thing about the caregiving industry, what would it be? 


America Is Better Than This

To me it’s simple: families should not be torn apart by governments, nor should they be detained in camps or cages. My house, my parents’ work, and Tita Rosie: Those are the three telephone numbers I memorized when my family first came to the United States from the Philippines. They... more


Why We Need to Stop Talking About Work-Life Balance

You don't need to check your personal life at the door when you get to the office. Let's strive for integration. There was something about that image: a teal blazer with a little heart on it. Tammy Duckworth — war hero, Senator, and trailblazing mom — complemented her... more


How will technology change care work?

This interview originally appeared on apolitical.co. It's presented here with permission of the publisher.   Workers in the care sector are often independent, with the industry fragmented. That can make it hard for them to organize and secure basic rights. Meanwhile, as a customer, the process of finding... more


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Hi! I am looking to provide childcare at a workshop I will be hosting after work hours (6-9ish). I have no idea how much to budget for this or what all I would need to provide (e.g. insurance, toys, etc.). Any guidance/advice would be helpful!

We are in the south in a rural area, so I do not know if that will impact any of the responses.


The Best -- and Worst -- States for Child Care, Ranked in Order

Which state ranks the best for child care? And where does your state fall on this list? This week, Care.com introduced the Care Index, the first comprehensive data report on the current state of child care in the U.S., which ranks states based on quality, affordability and availability. The... more