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The Struggle of Reopening After Losing Families

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Kelsey Montgomery

Kelsey Montgomery

Writer & Community Manager for FCC Providers
Kelsey Montgomery

Kelsey Montgomery

Writer & Community Manager for FCC Providers

NeighborSchools Partner Jessica de Jesus Acevedo cares about the families in her community.

That’s why it was tough when, earlier this year, she and her sister Jennie arrived at the painful decision to temporarily shut down the FCC they own in Cambridge, MA in response to the pandemic.

Luckily, Jessica and Jennie plan to reopen this month. But, sadly, some families they had before can’t return.

Jessica filled some of those open spots by embracing technology. She joined the NeighborSchools Community and found new families online.

But she knows a lot of other FCCs aren’t as lucky—some have closed and others are struggling to fill their spots.

And those families who aren’t returning? They need help too.

Jessica brought this issue to the national spotlight on NPR’s “Its Been a Minute”. Listen to the full episode below.


About NeighborSchools

Family Child Care (FCC) Providers come to NeighborSchools to join our community, earn more money for the hard work they do, and get dedicated support and discounts. Providers on NeighborSchools earn more because of our “MagicMatch” technology and our partnerships with big companies that refer their employees to NeighborSchools for high-quality child care. We are the first and only full-service platform that is 100% committed to helping FCC Providers thrive. Right now, thousands of parents are looking for the right Provider on NeighborSchools. Click here to see how many are in your neighborhood.

 

Kelsey Montgomery

Kelsey Montgomery

Writer & Community Manager for FCC Providers