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Allyson Felix, Athleta Team Up With Nonprofit For Initiative Providing Free Childcare To Women Athletes

Allyson Felix’s rollout of impactful initiatives is at full speed. While returning for her final season of racing, the Olympian and her primary sponsor Athleta are teaming up with nonprofit &Mother to provide free childcare for athletes, TIME reports.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 23, 2022

New Work Culture May Lead to Narrower Pay Gap Between Moms and Dads

Billions of children are out of school during the current global pandemic and major adjustments in households across the nation are being made to manage a new routine. Moms are assisting with online learning, dads are serving up snacks and both are turning to TikTok when they run out of fun ideas. However, new research shows that the disruption to everyday life may predict two major outcomes for gender equality. According to CNN , researchers Matthias Doepke and Jane Olmstead-Rumsey of Northwestern University, Titan Alon of the University of California San Diego and Michèle Tertilt of the University of Mannheim report that moms will shoulder the majority of childcare duties during the pandemic. However, now that fathers are forced into stay-at-home dad roles, the shift in gender roles may lead to greater gender equality post-quarantine. Women are on the frontlines. As COVID-19 cases surge, healthcare and other essential professionals are working more, longer hours. The U.S. Labor of...

Niki McGloster

Apr 3, 2020

Wonderschool Just Raised $20M To Help Educators Launch In-Home Preschools

Between the anxieties that come with finding the perfect place for childcare and the struggles that come with affording it, Wonderschool saw a problem that needed solving. Wonderschool is a resource for people trying to start preschools or offer childcare from their homes. The startup helps educators with marketing, website launches, and even the more complicated things like licensing. There are also bootcamp and mentorship services that customers can sign up for. The network of boutique in-home early childhood programs just recently closed a $20M Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz which, according to Tech Crunch , puts the company at $24.1 million in total funding just two years after launching. It’s no secret that preschool and daycare workers make low wages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pre-school teachers made $28,990 in May 2017, while kindergarten teachers made $54,230 and elementary school teachers made $57,160. Cofounders Chris Bennett and Arrel Gray...

Christine Cauthen

Aug 16, 2018