Mass NOW Chapter Meeting: Childcare for All
April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mass NOW members, join our monthly chapter meetings to hear updates on our legislative agenda and participate in consciousness raisings with our diverse, multi-generational feminist community. Over dessert and wine, we strengthen our personal narratives and educate our communities about our priority issue areas. No expertise necessary!
This month we’ll be talking about the movement to make childcare for all a reality, here in Massachusetts.
- Massachusetts is the least affordable state for child care for infants ($20,125 annually) and toddlers ($18,586 annually), and among the least affordable states for four-year-old care ($14,256).
- Family childcare homes in Massachusetts have declined by 25.3% since 2010, resulting in fewer choices for working parents and less of the lowest-cost care.
- Massachusetts salaries are around $30,000 for child care workers and $38,000 for preschool teachers.