Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Forum Podcasts

The Child Care Crisis Affects Our Whole Community - Christina Eubanks-Ohana

April 23, 2023 Hillcrest Children’s Center Director Christina Eubanks-Ohana Season 2023 Episode 423
The Child Care Crisis Affects Our Whole Community - Christina Eubanks-Ohana
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Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Forum Podcasts
The Child Care Crisis Affects Our Whole Community - Christina Eubanks-Ohana
Apr 23, 2023 Season 2023 Episode 423
Hillcrest Children’s Center Director Christina Eubanks-Ohana

Christina Eubanks is the Executive Director of Hillcrest Children's Center, a parent-owned nonprofit child-care center that has been an Anchorage institution since 1968. After earning her BA in Sociology, she moved to Alaska to work for Camp Fire USA AK Council as a Program Director for Program Quality.  Previously she was on the Parent Board and the Academic Policy Committee of Winterberry Charter School while her four children were enrolled there.  She is on the Board of the Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children, where she focuses on public policy to increase access to affordable, quality care. 

Link to the slides used in Christina's presentation - https://www.dropbox.com/s/0gzh4rnhcc607mj/Child%20Care%20Crisis.pdf?dl=0

Link to video played by Christina during her presentation (starts at 17 minutes and ends at 43 minutes in the podcast) - https://vimeo.com/814699053

Link to Alaska Beacon article on childcare -
https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/04/21/day-care-waitlists-are-so-long-moms-are-quitting-their-jobs-or-choosing-to-stop-having-kids/

Link to the reading of the poem “One Boy Told Me” by Naomi Shihab Nye - https://youtu.be/biJ3FP8aDjY


Show Notes

Christina Eubanks is the Executive Director of Hillcrest Children's Center, a parent-owned nonprofit child-care center that has been an Anchorage institution since 1968. After earning her BA in Sociology, she moved to Alaska to work for Camp Fire USA AK Council as a Program Director for Program Quality.  Previously she was on the Parent Board and the Academic Policy Committee of Winterberry Charter School while her four children were enrolled there.  She is on the Board of the Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children, where she focuses on public policy to increase access to affordable, quality care. 

Link to the slides used in Christina's presentation - https://www.dropbox.com/s/0gzh4rnhcc607mj/Child%20Care%20Crisis.pdf?dl=0

Link to video played by Christina during her presentation (starts at 17 minutes and ends at 43 minutes in the podcast) - https://vimeo.com/814699053

Link to Alaska Beacon article on childcare -
https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/04/21/day-care-waitlists-are-so-long-moms-are-quitting-their-jobs-or-choosing-to-stop-having-kids/

Link to the reading of the poem “One Boy Told Me” by Naomi Shihab Nye - https://youtu.be/biJ3FP8aDjY