Chaley Kirkpatrick is a rising second year graduate student at the University of Missouri, pursuing her Master of Public Affairs. She is specializing in Public Policy and has a specific interest in K-12 and early childhood education policy. She received her Bachelor’s of Political Science at the University of Missouri.
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August 10, 2018
It’s no secret that America’s child care system is in need of major reform. Across the country, families struggle to pay child care bills on top of other expenses, and many parents cannot find a child care program with an open space in their neighborhood. What parents might not know is how much the current child care system challenges child care workers. As a child care teacher for three years for infants and toddlers, I experienced first-hand the hardships that early educators face. The pay is low, the hours are long, the workplace conditions are ever-changing, and many teachers work...