Childcare facilities in America are faulty. Parents are discovering connection to economical, proper childcare next to impossible. Washington D.C., wants to be the symbol of how to correct that.
Just after Sarah Towne got her newly daughter she begun calling childcare institutions in Washington, D.C. She got an infant place in the center where she had sent her son before he started preschool.One day left for her to return to work and she received a call from the center. They said the place isn’t vacant now. “I had no back-up option, I had nothing,” she recalled.
She and her spouse reinforced jointly a nanny. Further, asked her mother-in-law, who lives a good distance from them, to attend her daughter on Fridays. “It was so stressful,” she said, “It just wore me out.” Moreover it was pricey: it amounted $300 a week for alternate days of the nanny share. Sometimes she wasn’t able to pay her up on time too.
After two years as a stay at home parent, recovering the workforce was tenacious. She now lectures online but not able get full-time job. “I have a master’s degree, three-quarters of a Ph.D., ten years of experience, [but I’m] still struggling with the job market. It’s super frustrating.”
However, Towne is fortuitous than most American parents. She resides in the country’s capital. A city since 2009 has provided a global, complimentary preschool sessions that today covers three- and four-year-olds. Her daughter will start free preschool in August.
In the rest of the country, most parents have to bear the entire bill for their children’s care for the first five years.
However, last summer, the city council unanimously passed legislation aimed at solving the problem.Further, the “Birth-to-Three For All D.C.” bill would bolster subsidies so that all families are qualified.