Finding Affordable, Quality Child Care Isn't Easy For San Antonio Parents
Finding trustworthy and affordable care for infants and pre-school aged children is a challenge for parents across the country, especially in San Antonio.
According to a study by the research and advocacy group Children At Risk, about 60 percent of San Antonio households with children under the age of six have parents who both work outside the home. Many of these families are considered low income.
For single-salary households, parents in school, or children with special needs, the urgency is different for every situation. Limited financial options and long waitlists at facilities add stress to an already costly and emotional process.
How are early education centers managing both quality and high demand?
What resources are available to help San Antonio area families when affordable, reliable child care seems out of reach?
- Rhonda Roach, special projects manager for the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services' Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership
- Ana DeHoyos O'Connor, associate professor of Early Childhood Studies who works in the Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College
- Elisa Resendez, service coordinator for the Family Service Association's Early Childhood Education Program
For more information on the Texas Rising Star ratings, click here.
This is a community conversation and we want to hear from you. Leave a voicemail with your questions and comments in advance by calling 210-615-8982. During the live show (12-1 p.m.), call 210-614-8980, email email@example.com or tweet at @TPRSource.