Op-ed by Lily Hanstein: Investing in child care is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss
Thank you to Starting Strong partner and member of Women United, Lily Hanstein, for voicing her support for child care reform. Her op-ed was published by the Portland Press Herald on 4/22.
Here is an excerpt:
“Despite the hefty price tag of a child care slot, providers run on such slim margins that qualified educators are severely underpaid for their work and, therefore, are very difficult to attract and retain. While the pandemic exposes the fragility of our child care infrastructure, these facilities are desperately trying to do what they can to carry a weight we should carry together as a community.”