child care in crisis
Dominated by small businesses, the country’s child care “system” has long been at a breaking point. Child care is expensive to operate and to provide, yet families are largely left to pay for it themselves while providers eke out a living on meager profits.
ROUND ROCK, Texas — It was still dark outside as Shemonica Flemings pulled up outside her daycare center, tucked a few blocks back from the I-35 freeway among some homes and car repair garages. One of Flemings’ teachers was already inside.
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