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Rating The United States On Child Care

Brigid Schulte was on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the New America Care Report:

The majority of parents in the United States work outside the home. That means everyday about 12 million children under the age of five are left in some type of child care situation. And as most parents can tell you, care does not come cheap. On average a year at a typical child care center costs more than in-state college tuition. Yet, these high prices do not always ensure an enriching or even safe environment. A new report maps our country’s child care infrastructure, rating each state on availability, cost and quality. And says nobody is getting it right. As presidential candidates take up the cause, grading the country on child care.