Posts Tagged ‘childcare’

A Soccer Mom Who Runs a League of 4,000

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_Dana DiPrima By John Friia Dana DiPrima wears many hats; she is a mother, a wife and the commissioner of the West Side Soccer League since 2005. As the commissioner, she oversees the league, which has over 4,000 neighborhood youths ranging from 5 to 18 years old. There are nearly 400 teams, with 800 coaches and 500 [&hellip
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The Big Question

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

ARTS & CRAFTS Choosing the Right Type of Camp for Your Child—Single Sex or Coed? Traditional or Specialist?—Can Make All the Difference. By Jess Michaels When searching for a sleepaway camp—or resident camp, as some call them—there are many factors families need to consider. The most basic decision involves the type of camp but even that has its [&hellip
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Middle School Push as West Siders Go Back to School

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Family, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

7260074834_53a4eb3048_o copy As students back their backpacks and get ready for the school year that will kick off next week, parents and education advocates are gearing up to fight the continuing battle for quality public school education on the Upper West Side. While the neighborhood, part of Community Education Council District 3, enjoys some top-notch public schools, [&hellip
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A Bad Bill

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: Your article neglects to mention the additional strains the proposed legislation would place on the local economy, the job market and families with young children (“Nannies Close to Winning Labor Rights,” blog, June 4). Unable to afford in-home childcare, many families could be forced to lay off domestic workers
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