Day care providers struggle to compete with rising wages

Oct 13, 2021
The pandemic has shown that child care in the U.S. isn’t working. Most early childhood caregivers and teachers don’t earn a living wage.
The pandemic has only exacerbated the struggles of the child care industry.
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Essential worker parents struggle with remote school

Dec 17, 2020
Those who work outside the home must often rely on family or pay for help to supervise kids.
Dealing with daycare disruptions and remote school have been especially hard on essential worker parents.
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Home day cares are disappearing across California

Apr 2, 2018
Finding child care in California, especially for infants, is getting harder to do. The number of licensed home day cares has steeply declined in the state with thousands closing the last decade. Since 2008, the state has seen a 26 percent decline in the number of these small businesses, according to a recent report from […]

Will work – if they can find child care

Jan 15, 2015
Americans who work nontraditional hours struggle to find round-the-clock day care.

New York begins free universal pre-kindergarten

Sep 3, 2014
Free universal pre-K begins as part of an initiative by new mayor Bill de Blasio.

Your Wallet: The rising costs of childcare

Child care costs continue to rise in the U.S. We want to know how you cope.