Childcare in Chicago: A Working Woman’s Issue

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Childcare in Chicago: A Working Women’s Issue brought out parents, child care practitioners, SEIU members , and interested listeners. Those attending heard Arleen Prairie, a former Harold Washington College Child Development teacher and also a coach at Head Start Programs, speak on the number of child care centers in Chicago and how it compared with earlier times. They also heard a program director and a family worker from the Guadalupano Family Center describe the genesis of their program and the challenges in their work. A parent, who also works in the field, described how she knew that her daughter was in the right place after she had enrolled her at Guadalupano. The diverse audience engaged the panelists in a lively discussion.