Why Are The Waitlists For Child Care So Long?

Marketplace | Janet Nguyen

“The child care system can seem like a paradox: parents spend thousands of dollars, while the workers looking after these children receive insufficient salaries.”

The shortage of providers in the child care industry has resulted in these long waitlists for families. It is difficult to recruit and retain child care providers due to insufficient salaries. Parents also have to pay excessive amounts just because there is a limited amount of providers.

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