It used to be harder to keep new teachers in Hamilton County's public schools. A young woman who graduated from college would get a teaching job, get married, have a baby -- and quit.
Then eight schools saw their exodus of new hires slow to a trickle after the Chambliss Center for Children in 2002 began to offer in-school child care for teachers' and principals' children as young as 6 weeks old.
"It made it all work for me," said Jill Levine.
The Chambliss Center for Children history
It began in 1872 as the Women's Christian Association, a food bank and clothes closet for orphaned girls living above a downtown saloon. The first orphanage opened in 1878 in rented space downtown.