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The American Child Care Crisis

The $24 billion Child Care Stabilization Program was launched in 2021 and helped many child care centers remain open. But on Sept. 30, the last of that funding will dry up. 70,000 child care programs are projected to close, leaving 3.2 million children without care. It's just another challenge for families who were already facing long wait lists and rising costs. Here's a look at the state of things, and if anything can fix the system.

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    The State of Things

    America's Child Care Crunch

    America's Child Care Crunch

    Rebecca Jarvis reports on America’s child care crisis: from rising prices to long wait lists, the half hour special will look at the problem facing …

    America’s child care problem is about to get a lot worse. Here’s why

    America’s child care problem is about to get a lot worse. Here’s why

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    CNN - Tami Luhby

    CNN — Sarah Morgan was looking forward to enrolling her 1-year-old son Lucas at the Skagit Valley Family YMCA’s early learning center in Anacortes, Washington, this fall. Her older son Jameson, 5, had a wonderful experience there, learning his letters, numbers and colors, as well as social skills – …

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