Child-Care Center for Strikers

Child-Care Center for Strikers

A group of young children, boys and girls pose together at Filipino Hall. Delano, ca. 1966. Photo by Emmon Clarke.

On April 24, a nursery school for children in the strike started at Dolores Huerta’s house in Delano, advertised El Malcriado. The school accepted children from two to five years old, and the hours were from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The nursery school was established for children to learn to share with other children. They joined in art classes, listened to music, heard stories, played with blocks, toys and puzzles, and built things. Lunch was also given to the children. Any mothers who left their children at the nursery could go to the picket line, work in the office, work in the kitchen, or work with the children in the nursery school.
Children playing music with Agustín Lira, Delano, 1966

Children learn how to play music with Agustín Lira, Delano, 1966. Photo by Emmon Clarke.

Children playing on a field, Delano, ca. 1966

Three young children play on a field while strikers (out of the frame) are calling out strikebreakers from a parked pick-up truck. Photo by Emmon Clarke.


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