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Employees shortages, heart closures, and better costs have led to a nationwide enhance in baby care deserts – Texas Public Radio


WEDNESDAY on “The Supply” — More than half of Texas counties qualify as a toddler care desert. Areas labeled as baby care deserts have few if any suppliers which are accessible to satisfy the capability wants of households in that particular location.

Eight percent of kid care suppliers have completely closed because the pandemic, in response to Texas Well being and Human Companies. Youngsters at Threat reviews that Bexar County alone has misplaced more than 20% of its baby care facilities.

Throughout the pandemic, center and low-income households skilled difficulties with the rising price of tuition. Enrollment has waned, and facilities have had bother changing certified workers.

The place are San Antonio’s baby care deserts? What efforts are being made to shut the supplier hole? How a lot is Texas dropping per yr due to baby care deserts?

How do baby care deserts influence the economic system? If dad and mom cannot discover reasonably priced care, what choices are left? What else defines a toddler care desert?


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*This interview shall be recorded on Wednesday, September 21.


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