Saturday, July 1, 2006

a Modest Proposal for child care

I've heard that bringing two problems together can sometimes create a solution. Let's test that.

Here in California, two industries are going gangbusters - housing and childcare. Housing because despite economic slowdown there remains a good deal of pent-up demand, so new developments are still going in on the outskirts of the large cities. This has become so bad that migrant farm laborers are switching to construction in the Central Valley bcause it pays better. Plus, aging homes in termite-infested areas means a lot of renovations and repairs. Put the two together and it becomes very hard to find contractors to work on ones home. Anyone with a positive reputation is booked over a year in advance.

Only quality childcare is harder to come by. Waiting lists are the norm. In fact, if you don't get on a waiting list when the child is one or so, it'll be hard to get into a quality preschool before the child goes on to kindergarten.

The solution is obvious: "Bob the Builder(tm) Preschool".

"Bob the Builder Preschool prepares children for life by building their self-confidence in performance of useful and lucrative home maintenance and construction skills. Your child will experience real job sites and and benefit from quality instruction delivered by professional builders and fore(wo)men. Attendees develop skills with a wide variety of hand and power tools, as well as gain teamwork and language skills. Projects include basic carpentry, drywall, electrical and plumbing. Projects in the final year include abatement of hazardous compounds such as asbestos and molds."


"Bob the Builder" is a trademark or registered trademark of someone else.

[Comments from my previous blog]

1. Mother of your children left...
Wednesday, 5 July 2006 6:19 am
I cannot wait to see what *Language skills* the children develop. I still prefer the name "Camp Glen" to "Bob the Builder Preschool". Makes it sound like the kids have a chance of having some fun. I can just see the curriculum "Trench Making for the Energetic", "The Art of Pouring Beer", and "How to walk the dog up really big hills".

Glen responds:  Just pouring? Our local microbrewer-run preschool program is teaching kids to brew beer ... never mind. Yes, dear.

2. ms. L left...
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 3:10 pm
This would be perfect for the Montessori minded parents. "Practical Life" skills gone wild!

Sunday, 6 July 2008 3:19 pm :: <link deleted>
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4. Shazia left...
Thursday, 22 January 2009 6:11 am :: <link deleted>
Nice article. This article is provide useful and importnat information. These information is very workable.

5. careprovider left...
Wednesday, 3 June 2009 3:43 am :: <link deleted>
My child went there and it's a great pre-school. Feel free and trustful to take your children there!


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