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    Lost job due to insufficient daycare

    I was coming back from maternity leave in a couple of weeks and work and myself already had arrangements for me to work three days a week and work from home or bring the baby to work two days a week until I could secure full time daycare in about one ...
    —AnonymousCalifornia

    Taught by A Mommy

    We don't need a bill or anyone else to fight to give us aN early childhood option. We are mommies for goodness sake and we have the ability to educate our own children. Our children look at us first thing in the morning and last at night and all the ...
    —guestTexas

    Is it worth it for the Providers?

    I would like to get a chance to show my skills and do what I love and that is "Caring for Kids!" Yes, we need money in the early childhood field but family daycare homes need help too!
    —AngelPennsylvania

    Single Mommy

    I am obligated to pay for everything, although it doesn't bother me a bit, the extra help with diapers, wipes, medical expenses and child care fees would be appreciated.
    —AnonymousOklahoma

    Infant Closet

    While expecting our first child, my husband did the prerequisite visits to local child care facilities in our area. The director of a facility housed in a church started our tour in the infant room. The room was no bigger than a closet with no windows ...
    —GinaPennsylvania

    The trenches: Working in the Child Care Subsidy Unit

    As a social worker in the child care subsidy department I thought I'd seen it all, but I hadn't not until the other day. I had a client call Child Protective Services on herself and risk having social services in her life well...forever, because she ...
    —AnonymousNorth Carolina

    Great child-rearing environment

    Commercial daycare did not meet our family's needs. We are grateful that the city had another option to enrich our lives.
    —MichelleCalifornia

    Enrichment for all children

    I believe that the best hope for our children is to have excellent early learning experiences...We need early enrichment for all children in order to compete in the global world but most of all simply to enable children to grow into healthy, happy, contributing individuals.
    —NancyWashington

    Retirement Plan???

    My husband and I, who are still leasing a home and have no retirement plan, both work full-time to provide this quality care for our children.
    —AnonymousWashington

    Cooperative Preschools

    Take the time to find a co-op or ECEAP Preschool if you have a young child. Find one you love and can be involved in! Search out what fits for you! It does take a community to raise a child and you can choose that community if you look for it!
    —JeanneWashington

    Child care costs

    I wanted to put my daughter in high quality child care at 6 months and was willing to pay up to $1500 a month. I was suprised to find out that such care hardly exists in NY city. When it does, you must generally be poor to get into it. The few people ...
    —Anonymous

    Low Income Status Does Not Guarantee Childcare

    I tried getting assistance from the Texas Workforce, and according to their calculations, choosing my own childcare provider and going to school full time I'd have to pay $85.00 a month. I can't afford $85.00!
    —MTexas

    North Carolinians Deserve Paid Sick Days

    Raleigh needs to get on the stick and give us a sick day when we're sick.
    —JerimeeNorth Carolina

    Childcare crisis

    The childcare crisis is a serious problem across the country and is truly unacceptable in a country that is supposed to be advanced such as ours...Early childcare and education must be a priority.
    —AnonymousWashington

    Needing Help

    I'm terrified that my children are going to slip through some legislative crack because children and families weren't as important as some other, more heavily funded and lobbied issue. In my mind, there only one question. What could possibly matter more?
    —NanWashington

    Who can afford to stay at home with the kids?

    Dollars and excellence spent on the earliest years of life save exponential dollars at the other end (fewer jails, victims of fraud, divorces, orphans, sickness and poverty).
    —Anonymous

    Schools

    Put money into schools that families want. Alternative education!
    —AnneWashington

    Situation not that bad overall but a very deep personal sorrow

    The fact that I had to work much more than I wanted to work when my son was young in part to pay the high cost of daycare, will remain one of the great regrets of my life.
    —AnonymousWashington

    Why do we pay for Childcare when our kids are absent from the daycare center? Where and when did this start?

    I want to start a petition to local state Governments to regulate the fees associated with childcare. What if I have a death in the family? I still have to pay a full week of tuition.
    —EricaTexas

    People are scarred about ...

    People are scarred about their jobs. This is especially true of parttimers (often working mothers) Sending children back to school/childcare whie they have barely recovered, and coming into work sick are unfortunately the norm for most working mothers.

    Though ...

    —Anonymous
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