Free Student-Run Childcare: CURRENTLY ON HOLD

16:00 EDIT: The program’s back in action! See the latest post for details.

According to a commenter: “Due to (foreseeable) legal issues, the student-run childcare will not be happening as planned. We’re working on alternative solutions and will provide updates as soon as possible.” The original post is preserved after the jump.

10:48 EDIT: “we are looking for alternative places to have child care that are in non-university owned buildings, such as off campus houses or professors houses. if anyone has an idea or can volunteer their home, call the [numbers after the jump]!”

We know it’s (really) short notice, but if any of you can get in contact with Wesleyan staff who need childcare during the workday (or you yourself are one of theses persons), let them know! Show a little appreciation for the people working for you, if you can.

13 thoughts on “Free Student-Run Childcare: CURRENTLY ON HOLD

  1. buttons

    FREE STUDENT RUN CHILDCARE
    For children of Wesleyan staff
    for the duration of the school closings
    BUTTONWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
    605 Main St.

    8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

    Questions? Call:
    Polina 646-483-3345

    Eliana 516-528-4713

    CUIDADO DE NIÑOS GRATIS

    Administrado por los estudiantes

    Para los hijos de los empleados de

    Wesleyan

    BUTTONWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

    605 Main St.

    8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

    preguntas? Llamar a Nik

    entre las horas de 8:00-10:00, 2:30-4:00

    626-840-2430

  2. Alister

    Wes students watch kids all the time at Camp Cardinal, which is the ad hoc childcare during reunion. How is that organized? Someone could ask alumni relations. This should not be such a big deal. Interesting that it is being made a big deal when staff children are in question, but easy as pie when it’s alumni children.

    1. university relations staff

      great point, university relations is currently organizing a babysitting list for homecoming/family weekend that is not university sponsored, UR just connects students with parents and alumni who need childcare

      1. Ali

        HI staff; thanks for this info. So how does Camp Cardinal usually operate in terms of this liability problem? And is CC  running this weekend? Will it run this reunion weekend? Can you share tips here about how you do this babysitting list, logstically? Thanks so much, from Ali

  3. Aviva

    we are looking for alternative places to have child care that are in non-university owned buildings, such as off campus houses or professors houses. if anyone has an idea or can volunteer their home, call the above number!

  4. Pmyers

    IMPORTANT: Due to (foreseeable) legal issues, the student-run childcare will not be happening as planned. We’re working on alternative solutions and will provide updates as soon as possible.

  5. Guest

    This is a disaster waiting to happen.  What, precisely, makes Wes students qualified to watch children?

    1. Supporter

      What makes anyone qualified to even HAVE children? Wesleyan students are intelligent, have resources, and are passionate about supporting the community. What more do you want?

    2. H5N1

      Liabilities up the wazoo; I agree with you wholeheartedly. It’s an extremely well-intentioned movement, but if anything were to go wrong it would be completely liable. “Supporter,” you do not address this issue.

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