New moms in the U.S. are increasingly older, better educated and born in other countries, a new study found, and these shifts promise to change child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten. The study is “The New Demography of the American Mother” by the Pew Research Center. For details visit BirthtoThrive Online.
Applications are now available for a new infant and child care center in the King County-owned Chinook Building, located at 401 5th Ave. The new center is expected to open this September. For application information, visit http://www.nwcenterkids.org/.
The center will be operated by Northwest Center’s Child Development Program and is expected to serve approximately 60 infants and children. Due to the high demand for infant and child care in downtown Seattle, Northwest Center is planning to hold a lottery among applicants. Online applications for the lottery will be available in early May, and Northwest Center plans to close the lottery and select families in June.
The new center is the first center to receive funding, approximately $1 million, from the City of Seattle’s Child Care Bonus Program. As a condition of receiving these funds, at least 20% of the families served will have annual incomes equal to or less than 80% of the area median income. For more information about Northwest Center’s Child Development Program see this Web site. For information about the city’s Child Care Bonus Program e-mail Ken Astrein, Seattle Human Services Department, at email@example.com.