Child Care Can Help LA Families Financially Survive The Pandemic, But It's Still Unavailable For Many

By Mariana Dale

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Early childhood advocates say investments in the field are long overdue.

"In the long run, we really do need a system that looks at child care as the public good that it is, with the funding structure that doesn't place the burden of paying for child care squarely on the shoulders of providers, parents - particularly parents earning low incomes- and child care workers who are disproportionately women of color," said policy analyst Alycia Hardy. She focuses on child care and early education at The Center for Law and Social Policy.

 

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