The Wing Launches Childcare With “The Little Wing”
Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
Photography by Photos Via The Wing
Pioneering women’s co-working space The Wing has answered the prayers of many a working mother with the debut of The Little Wing. Yep, that’s right. The Wing is now serving up co-playing for the minis—or, more accurately—child care for mothers while they work at The Wing.
Starting this December, The Little Wing spaces (which are on a separate floor from the main adult co-working space) will open its doors at The Wing SoHo, followed by a Little Wing branch at The Wing’s soon-to-open West Hollywood locale.
“As a mom of a 9-month old, I know firsthand that one of the greatest barriers to working as a parent is lack of flexible work schedules and access to child-care. That’s why I’m particularly proud that The Wing will be introducing babysitting and children’s programing,” explains co-founder and COO Lauren Kassan in today’s news blast. “By offering a solution for our members who are parents, we want to help contribute to a world where there is no perceived motherhood penalty. One of the greatest barriers to working as a parent is lack of flexible work schedules and access to affordable care, and with the opening of the Little Wing, we hope to serve as a solution to both of those issues.”
Thanks to a group of “Wing-sitters” (a.k.a. certified babysitters), The Wing members can drop their kids off for a max of 2-hours at a time, and must be working at The Wing while their kids reside at The Little Wing. There’ll be art, movement, and music classes for the kids, and also parenting-centric programming and panels (topics include sleep and toilet training, sibling relationships, queer parenting, etc.) each month.
No word on what the hourly cost will be, but we do know the space will be really pretty—peep the renderings below for proof and find out more over here.
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