9 episodes

Host Gloria Riviera, “Call it Like it Is” Special Correspondent Kristen Bell, parents, and providers zoom in on America’s childcare crisis and the people crushed by it. Access to high-quality childcare and early education determines so much of a kid’s future…and their family’s sanity. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions in this four-part series that explains why child care is broken and how we can fix it. No one is coming to save us — we need to save ourselves. Presented by Neighborhood Villages.

No One is Coming to Save Us Lemonada Media

    • Society & Culture
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Host Gloria Riviera, “Call it Like it Is” Special Correspondent Kristen Bell, parents, and providers zoom in on America’s childcare crisis and the people crushed by it. Access to high-quality childcare and early education determines so much of a kid’s future…and their family’s sanity. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions in this four-part series that explains why child care is broken and how we can fix it. No one is coming to save us — we need to save ourselves. Presented by Neighborhood Villages.

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    Listen to This: New Day

    Listen to This: New Day

    Every week on New Day, we’ll find one new way to make life a little better. So many of us are suffering in silence. Maybe you're successful but miserable at work. Perhaps you have the perfect family on Instagram, but you're at each other's throats IRL. Maybe you can’t even put your finger on what feels weird - but you know you deserve more. Whatever it is, you’re not alone. On New Day, therapist, author, and grief expert, Claire Bidwell Smith shares easy actions you can try to keep moving forward. From waking up with more energy, to redefining balance, and making time for hobbies again, Claire and her incredible guests won't shy away from helping you answer the big question we're all asking: How can I lead a more fulfilling life?

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    • 21 min
    The Fight for Childcare Starts at Home (with Eve Rodsky)

    The Fight for Childcare Starts at Home (with Eve Rodsky)

    Childcare doesn’t just happen out in the world. It also happens in each and every home where a child lives. In this bonus episode, we hear from Eve Rodsky, the author of Fair Play (Reese’s Book Club October ‘19), about how to create more cooperative homes and families. “While we're waiting for systems to change and fighting for policies, we can also take agency to make things better in our home - to invite men into their full power in the home so that women can step out into their full power in the world.” For Eve, that means shifting away from a 50/50 division of labor to what she calls an “ownership mindset.”

     

    This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from The McCormick Foundation, Trust for Learning, and Spring Point Partners.

     

    For more on high-quality child care, visit ideallearning.org.

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows. 

     

    Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

     

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    • 17 min
    BONUS EPISODE EARLY ACCESS: The Fight for Childcare Starts at Home (with Eve Rodsky)

    BONUS EPISODE EARLY ACCESS: The Fight for Childcare Starts at Home (with Eve Rodsky)

    Childcare doesn’t just happen out in the world. It also happens in each and every home where a child lives. In this bonus episode, we hear from Eve Rodsky, the author of Fair Play (Reese’s Book Club October ‘19), about how to create more cooperative homes and families. “While we're waiting for systems to change and fighting for policies, we can also take agency to make things better in our home - to invite men into their full power in the home so that women can step out into their full power in the world.” For Eve, that means shifting away from a 50/50 division of labor to what she calls an “ownership mindset.”

    4. How We Save Ourselves

    4. How We Save Ourselves

    Gloria chats with Elizabeth Warren about how we transform our country’s broken childcare system into one that’s accessible for all. “This is the moment to raise your voice. We have this opportunity to do it, but it's going to take all of us to push until it gets done.” Then, we meet a ragtag group of activists in Portland, Oregon fighting for a free, high-quality, universal preschool program in their community. And “Call It Like It Is” correspondent Kristen Bell joins once more to talk to you – yes you – about how to get involved in the childcare revolution. With Senator Elizabeth Warren, Teresa Ramos from Illinois Action for Children, and parents, educators, and activists from Portland's Universal Preschool NOW! and Preschool for All movements.

     

    This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from The McCormick Foundation, Trust for Learning, and Spring Point Partners.

     

    For more on high-quality child care, visit ideallearning.org.

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows. 

     

    Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus 

     

    Are you ready to join the childcare revolution? Call or write to your elected officials! Here are some talking points to get you started: 
    Let’s talk about dollars and cents. There's a 13:1 return on investment for every dollar we spend on early education. That's a better return than anything else we do as a nation. Kids who attend early learning programs do better in school, are more likely to graduate from high school, have better overall health, and go on to earn more money over their lifetime.  
    We can’t have true gender equity without universal childcare. It's critical to getting the millions of women we lost from the labor-force during the pandemic back to work. And, it ensures that women are in all of the places where decisions are made, from the C-Suite to the halls of Congress. 
    High quality early education prevents racial achievement gaps before they even happen. And good childcare reform should mean that early education and care workers – who are largely women of color – are given the salaries and benefits that they deserve.
    Universal childcare is good business. Employers need employees; employees need childcare. The pandemic has shown us that it's pretty much as simple as that. Plus, saving families $30,000/year also puts more money in their pockets – money that can go to supporting local businesses and boosting local economies. 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

     

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    • 51 min
    3. Good Childcare *Can* Work

    3. Good Childcare *Can* Work

    Gloria explores the many places where childcare is working for parents – from Berlin, Germany, to Quebec, Canada, and even Patagonia HQ in Ventura, California. “Women are able to go back to work, families can actually afford good childcare, and the system more than pays for itself? Am I on another planet?” Kristen Bell joins Gloria (from outer space) to clue her in on America’s very own top-secret, high-quality, federally-funded childcare system. Plus, Lauren Kennedy and Sarah Muncey from Neighborhood Villages return to tell us how we can make this childcare dream a reality for all. With Caitlin and Charles Vestal, Pierre Fortin, Linda Smith, Ssgt. Alba Ruiz, and Patagonia’s Jenna Johnson.

     

    This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from The McCormick Foundation, Trust for Learning, and Spring Point Partners.

     

    What if every child care setting was an ideal learning environment for children? Learn more about the importance of relationships, play, equity, and other key principles at ideallearning.org.

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows. 

     

    Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

     

    Riverside.fm is the easiest way to record podcasts and video interviews in studio quality from anywhere. Bad Internet connections don’t affect the recordings because the platform records audio and video locally on each participants’ device. The audio is uncompressed and the video is up to 4k resolution. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min
    2. Birth of a Broken System

    2. Birth of a Broken System

    Gloria investigates where everything went wrong for childcare in America, and Kristen Bell joins to give Nixon a piece of her mind. “That's the sound of progress dying in the crucible of American politics.” Gloria digs into the shame, guilt, and divisions baked into our earliest day nurseries, and reveals how old-fashioned gender norms and blatant racism killed promising federally-funded, early childcare programs. With Dorothy E. Roberts, Sonya Michel, Alma Gottlieb, Ruth Hoffman, O’Niel Dillon, and Charlotte Riviera (yes – Gloria’s mom).

     

    This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from The McCormick Foundation, Trust for Learning, and Spring Point Partners.

     

    For more on high-quality child care, visit ideallearning.org.

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows. 

     

    Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

     

    Riverside.fm is the easiest way to record podcasts and video interviews in studio quality from anywhere. Bad Internet connections don’t affect the recordings because the platform records audio and video locally on each participants’ device. The audio is uncompressed and the video is up to 4k resolution. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
813 Ratings

813 Ratings

Cindy and Tatum ,

Coincidence I think not!?

I started this podcast, THE DAY my daughter started daycare for the first time. What are the odds!? She 16 months old and I’m a single mother who had to leave the workforce during the pandemic. I’m one of the lucky ones who figured out how to make it work this last year and half. This podcast simultaneously validated and infuriated me at the same time. We need to do better for our daughter’s! Thank you Gloria and team for presenting this information in a powerful way. No one is coming but Change can come, because of us!

elc director ,

Nobody is coming to save us

Thank you ! As a ELC director at an employer subsidized on site program . We support teachers on a high school campus . Allowing our high school teachers bring their children to work with them birth -5 yrs old ! It’s an amazing program and I wish all employers would consider onsite learning centers .

ra1125 ,

One hour before care teacher no more

I was a one hour before care preschool teacher. It was for a teacher in my district. We where not allowed to advertise service in the school room that I work at that was right next to the preschool rooms. I had to take another job did not pay me enough to work this one job Monday through Friday. The teacher I work for had to be at work at 7:30am every day. Preschool does not start until 8:30am.

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