It’s widely known that among developed nations, the U.S. struggles to keep up with it’s peers on paid family leave policies. This is a shame but there’s a bigger issue we need to address. That issue is finding everyone the good affordable child care we all dream about finding for our kids.
If we’re going to delegate our child care to someone we want our children to learn something, be fed well, and their health and well-being made a priority. Unfortunately, there’s a good chunk of us in the US who either can’t afford this kind of care or who are barely making ends meet putting a third of our salary toward child care.