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How coworking can help working parents

About 4 million U.S. workers work from home for a portion of the week. As traditional workstyles are swiftly changing, coworking space options have grown in range to include childcare services to accommodate working parents.

Employees can work on their projects in a productive office, while their children are looked after and engaged in educational activities. There are many options around the country that allow working parents to balance work goals with their home life.

Austin-based flexible office The Hive contains a community of working moms and dads who can enjoy bonding with their children in the on-site cafe, then get to work on their next task.

The Hive does not provide full-time daycare services, so children can stay up to four hours per day and no more than 12 hours per week.

Nido is a non-profit coworking office in Durham that contains a Montessori Preschool and offers a summer camp between June and August.

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The childcare program offers half-day memberships during the school year, as well as both half-day and full-day options in the summer.

Biz Lounge in Walton Beach, Fla. offers the Bizzy Bodies Playroom that gives children arts and crafts lessons, story time and more.

The program also allows weekly playdates, where parents can join in on the activities and bond with their children.

The Cube is a Maryland coworking space that offers childcare services from grandmothers. Parents can have a productive workday while trusting their children are in the care of a trustworthy staff.

The flexible office also encourages parents to join in on certain activities with their kids to enjoy a break from everyday work stress.

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