Child Care Subsidies at Risk
If you’ve ever had a child in day care, you know how expensive it can be. And a new report suggests it’s getting even more costly, at a time when many families are struggling financially.
In the past, the Birmingham organization Child Care Resources has offered subsidies to help families earning between $18,000 and $35,000 pay for child care. But in the last few weeks that program has lost two major grants and is now having to scale back. Child Care Resources executive director Joan Wright tells WBHM’s Tanya Ott that it couldn’t come at a worse time.