Stephen Smiley

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Arif and Meghan Sheikh smile at their younger daughter, Amelia, 1, while picking her up from her child care center. After struggling to find care for their older daughter, the Sheikhs put Amelia’s name on the waiting list here when Meghan was just a few months pregnant.

Regardless of income level, access to quality care for 2-year-olds is tight

With few government supports and an insufficient and expensive private system, finding care for young children in the U.S. is a massive headache for new parents.