NBC News offers thought-provoking insight on the growing nationwide challenges of securing affordable child care in this feature piece by Maria Shriver.
From the feature:
The need for quality, affordable child care is something working parents grapple with across income brackets and from state to state. For most, that need is neither temporary nor based on special circumstances but is a daily, ongoing concern that impacts family finances and parents’ ability to work. So why is child care policy not at the forefront of political campaigns and debates? And why are Western European countries so far ahead in terms of broad-based child care policies?
Shriver interviews Elizabeth Palley and Corey Shdaimah, co-authors of a new book, In Our Hands: The Struggle for U.S. Child Care Policy. The book delves into the history of child care policy, the key stakeholders whose decisions have shaped the availability of child care across the country — as well as the significance of the recent White House Summit on Working Families.
Check out the full feature via NBC News.