How childcare deserts impact working families [AUDIO]

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?

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Thousands of Alameda County children are on waiting lists for child care and early education programs.

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