I understand this issue, I understand the need and the hardship lack of child care creates.
What I don’t understand is how as a society we got to the point where we need government to help take care of our children. How we reached the point where two income families are a necessity or why the US has the highest rate of single parent households in the world with many of them being never married women.
Actually I do understand, but I’m sure no one wants to hear it.
Below from the Center for American Progress
“Before the pandemic even began, the U.S. lost $57 billion in revenue, productivity, and wages annually simply due to a lack of adequate federal investment in child care.”
“Because of this choice, more than half of all Americans live in child care deserts — areas where demand for space in licensed child-care programs far outpaces local capacity. Black and multiracial parents are nearly twice as likely to have to quit their job, not take a new job, or greatly change their job due to issues with child care. And early educators make poverty-level wages in 40 states. “