The economics of child care are fundamentally broken. Like health care, it will take a flood of public resources to help support a system that costs more to maintain than consumers can afford. That’s why currently, the cost of child care for everyone is going up. At the same time, childcare workers are notoriously overworked and underpaid. In Illinois, a quiet reckoning is underway led by a private-public group of advocates and government officials.
Reset digs into the reality of what child care workers do versus what they earn, why it matters, and what solutions may be on the horizon.
GUESTS: State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas, (D-Chicago)
Jamila Wilson, a home child care provider, with SEIU Healthcare
Doris Milton, works in a child care center, with SEIU Healthcare