Childcare doesn’t have to be frustrating or expensive.

Why not start a babysitting co-op in your neighborhood? Watch this free webinar to learn how!

In a babysitting cooperative, neighborhood parents join together to share childcare. Instead of hunting for a babysitter every time you need to go out (and paying too much money!), you can rely on trusted mothers and fathers in your co-op network.

Since co-op members trade time and take turns watching each others’ kids, no money is exchanged. At the same time, a babysitting co-op strengthens community ties: Parents gain a reliable support system in their neighborhood, and kids gain regular playmates!

In June 2013, New Dream presented the webinar How to Start a Babysitting Co-op. Topics include different types of babysitting co-ops, how they work, and tips on how to successfully start your own co-op from scratch.