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Finding Affordable, Quality Child Care Isn't Easy For San Antonio Parents

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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?

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Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.