"She was really well behaved," the professor says. "I think we all enjoyed having her energy."
The actress and mother of two daughters took time to recognize the woman who helps her family, raising an important point about childcare and caregivers.
In Washington, DC, childcare costs add up to over 89 percent of the typical single mom’s income. A new report released on Thursday by the Democratic members of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) on the state of childcare in America finds that access to high-quality early learning childcare is more critical than ever for American families — and even more difficult to find. The report found that access to affordable high-quality childcare will increase employment opportunities: For every 10 percent decrease in childcare costs, mothers are anywhere from 0.5 percent to 4 percent more likely to work.
Katie Sayles, 29, an opera singer from London, has secured funding to open Katie’s House, which she hopes will be the first of many destinations for children and carers to actually want to spend time in. Little ones can head to the play area complete with a fancy dress shop, take part in a music class or have a snack from the healthy menu.