KS economy depends on child care access; we should act like it

Licensed day care centers that offer early childhood development programs are of immense value to society.

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July 11, 2022 - 5:30 PM

Despite a multitude of job opportunities, young mothers, especially, are not joining the workforce because of a lack of childcare options.

About one in 10 child care workers have not returned to their jobs since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, which forced many centers to temporarily close across the country. 

Though men continue to take a larger role in caring for their children, women remain the primary caregiver, according to the Labor Department. 

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