Rising child care costs impacting Treasure Valley families

Submitted by Idaho AEYC on Sun, 10/23/2022 - 11:39
One mom said that parents are not only trying to find affordable childcare but also quality childcare, and the two are not always synonymous.

BOISE, Idaho — Childcare is one of the biggest expenses for parents – a necessity that costs many families more and more every year.

Marina Ebrahimpour is a mom of three. Not only are Ebrahimpour and her husband trying to find affordable childcare, they are also trying to find quality childcare.



Idaho's daycare system is in crisis, experts say

Submitted by Idaho AEYC on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:45

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A recent study conducted by the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children found that 91 % of child care providers in the state of Idaho are experiencing staffing shortages. The childcare worker shortage comes at a time when many parents are heading back to work or establishing a work-from-home routine.

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