In the beginning, West Side Family Place was created to support mothers and young children, but it wasn’t long before the team realized that caregivers, whether they were nannies or home childcare providers, needed this safe and welcoming space as much as local parents. Because of course, the needs of caregivers are very similar to those of parents; they need a daytime break, a chance to talk to adults, a safe place for their children to play, and community connections. It was, and still is, vital that West Side Family Place adapted its programs to suit all types of childcare providers.