Researchers say low provider pay and low quality care are endemic to California’s patchwork childcare industry.
Daycare and home care-giving “are a public good and need to be treated as a public good,” says Ken Jacobs, chair of UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education.
Research that shows early childhood education can profoundly impact the future success of children. But early childhood educators are still chronically underpaid.
Lovell Estell III: Will a major university be without childcare services?
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Alissa Quart reports on how parents are navigating the increasingly expensive and unequal world of daycare.