Following Up: Childcare for school-aged children (October 9, 2020)

[Summary: We thank those who shared feedback on a possible program for school-aged children in an FAS building. Yale’s Worklife team is moving to the next step in investigating feasibility.]

Dear FAS faculty and staff,
Many thanks to all who responded to last week’s query regarding possible childcare options for school-aged children in an FAS building. We received thoughtful responses and feedback on which childcare resources would be most helpful this semester, and we thank all who took the time to share your thoughts and experiences. Your responses conveyed tremendous empathy and care for your colleagues across the FAS, and documented an urgent and overwhelming need for support among some who responded. We are committed to trying to find solutions.

The survey revealed sufficient interest in an FAS option for school-aged children that we have asked Yale’s Worklife team to move to the next step in investigating feasibility. While we are cautiously hopeful that our plans can be realized, the regulatory hurdles are substantial. We will follow up with additional information as it becomes available.

With thanks,

Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science