How to Cover the Complex World of Child Care Funding

By Jackie Mader

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“It’s definitely a money problem,” said Stephanie Schmit, the director of child care and early education at The Center for Law and Social Policy, a nonprofit focused on poverty solutions. “There are not enough resources in child care.”

For reporters covering child care, it’s critical to understand the complexities of funding and how centers braid together funds from various sources, yet still fall short of being able to sustain their business and offer living wages to staff.

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