T Lab + ROC Project Summary

T Lab, Tipping Point’s R+D team, researches, prototypes, and tests new social services in partnership with our grantees and the Bay Area community at large. “[My need for child care has] prevented me from finding employment I’d prefer.” “I had a management position at work and I had to voluntarily demote myself because it wasn’t feasible &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/t-lab-roc-project-summary">Continued</a>

Tipping Point Explores New Avenues to Support Working Parents

By: Stephanie Lewis Since 2013, Tipping Point has invested in Research and Development, referred to as R+D, to fill gaps in the non-profit sector and explore new poverty-fighting ideas. Known as T Lab, our R+D team researches and tests innovative social services in partnership with our grantees and the Bay Area community at large. T &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/tipping-point-explores-new-avenues-to-support-working-parents">Continued</a>

From Childbirth to Kindergarten: Supporting Low-Income Families as Early as Possible

By Darcy Craig, Jaryn Miller + Seth Saeugling, T Lab Early Childhood Education Team We know that the work to make sure children are ready for kindergarten starts when they are babies. A brain is 80% developed by age three, making the first years critical for the long-term success of any child. Darcy Craig presenting &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/from-childbirth-to-kindergarten-supporting-low-income-families-as-early-as-possible">Continued</a>

Parent Talk: Peer-Based Support for Low-Income Families in Need of Child Care

By Helen Lerums, Hilary McConnaughey + Rebecca Wolfe, T Lab Child Care Team Our research phase discovered that the first step to finding reliable child care is to know about all the available options, including information on formal and informal care and all types of financial assistance. With our micro-trial, we sought to help expand &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/parent-talk-peer-based-support-for-low-income-families-in-need-of-child-care">Continued</a>

Making Patchwork Child Care Work for Families in Need

By Helen Lerums, Hilary McConnaughey + Rebecca Wolfe Child care is expensive for parents across the socioeconomic spectrum, but it is especially daunting for low-income families. For someone working full-time at minimum wage in California, infant care amounts to more than 63% of annual income. For the last few months, our team has been researching the &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/making-patchwork-child-care-work-for-families-in-need">Continued</a>