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It takes a village: Facilitated Co-ops

Families join forces to maximize learning and play while minimizing impact on incomes.

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If two or three families partner together, they can care for children while allowing parents to work and kids to learn and socialize. Rotating through each adult in the co-op for an "on" day means that everyone can still work while the children get a dedicated teacher and caregiver through the day.

Forming these co-ops can be facilitated through neighborhood sign up programs. These programs could also provide resources to each of these groups.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

The need for parents to completely separate themselves from their children all day.

What region are you located in?

  • North America

Where are you located?

South San Francisco

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I am proposing that these families, that are near to each other in proximity, get together during the days. There is a social contract that these families do not see anyone outside of the agreement. The households essentially merge during the time of social distancing.

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