Choosing a person to care for a child is a big decision for any parent. But in the Washington region, that decision is further complicated by sky-high costs, long waiting lists, and a lack of quality caregivers. Join Kojo as we look at how families across the income spectrum are affected by these challenges, and what policymakers are doing to ease the child care shortage.


  • Beatriz "BB" Otero Founder and Executive Director, CentroNia; First Vice Chair, Pre-K for All DC
  • Sara Mead Senior Research Fellow, Education Policy Program and Workforce and Family Program, New America Foundation
  • Linda Smith Executive Director, National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)

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