Stories tagged: "child care"


FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan’s 2021 Budget Is In. These Are the 10 Things You Need to Know.

More of Michigan’s professionals will get hazard pay this year. Plus, job training, a free tuition program, and widespread mental health services for residents.

Photos by Erica Carulli
I’m a Mom of 3 and a Therapist. Here Are My Tips for Embracing Virtual Learning.

Back-to-school jitters take on a whole new meaning this year for families. Here are three tips from a Michigan mom who navigates stressful situations everyday.

Why 2 Metro Detroit Moms Believe Biden Will Put Families First as President

Southfield mom Robin Kinnie and Oak Park mom Jessica McCall-Kailimi are passionate about protecting their families and plan to vote for Biden because he is, too.

Graphic via Tania Lili
How Biden Wants to Help Parents Find Affordable Child Care That Fits Their Needs

By the time her son was born in 2017, “$1,000 a month only got my son half day care” at a good childcare provider, one mom said.

John and Debbie Dingell
Debbie Dingell: Biden Will Take Care Of Your Family Like His Own. I Know From Experience.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell shares how the vice president’s compassion for her late husband shows how he’d treat Michigan’s seniors as president of the United States.

Christina Roach-Jacobs outside of her Hug-a-Bug child care center in Westland. (Photo via Facebook)
Getting Child Care Is ‘Like a Lottery’ Say Michigan Moms

Even before the pandemic, Michiganders had trouble accessing child care services. Here's why local moms say that's shaping their vote in November.

Christina Roach-Jacobs outside of her Hug-a-Bug child care center in Westland. (Photo via Facebook)
I Am a Daycare Owner in the Middle of a Pandemic. I’ve Received Nothing In Aid.

Where laughter and play used to fill Christina Roach-Jacobs’ Westland daycare, it remained largely empty through quarantine. So did her coffers.