On this edition of Your Call, we discuss childcare deserts. Working parents in the US often have a hard time finding childcare. What does that mean for careers and children's development?
According to the Center for American Progress, parents of infants and toddlers pay an average of $18,000 a year for childcare. The cost alone can be daunting, but what if you can’t find a provider at all? In some ZIP codes, children younger than five outnumber daycare spots three to one. How pervasive are childcare deserts and what are policy solutions?