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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.

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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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