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enhance the supply of centers through investments in early care workforce (Harbach 513). Research shows that provider training and compensation can affect the quality of childcare. According to PolicyLink, the raising wages should accompany the investments in training to promote professional development (9). Some local communities have already established measures to address the challenge. For example, the Service Employees International Union Local 509 organized for an increase of compensation and training for providers in 2013 (PolicyLink 9). The strategy would ultimately improve the quality and affordability of services when coupled with appropriate subsidies. The private sector can also help in addressing the issue in various ways (Dunkenberger et al. 13). For example, organizations could develop policies for the expansion of employer-provided childcare services for low-wage employees, including on- site childcare centers and in-house referral services (PolicyLink 9). For example, ConAgra Foods, Inc. collaborated with the Head Start program in Huntsville to open a center operating for extended hours to ensure parents working late-night schedules could access quality care. Conclusion The government should increase its responsibility in subsidizing, supporting, and monitoring childcare services to ensure access to affordable and high-quality services. As seen, many
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Bruku 7 families are struggling with this burden while the government continues taking an adjunct role. Time is ripe to recognize the economic and social losses that emanate from the disarrayed childcare law and policy. Additional funding for services is required to ensure that every family can access the services without experiencing other financial challenges. The proposals that have emerged in literature and policy debates could help in meeting this goal. The government should not leave the burden of deciding whether to drop from the workforce to care for a child or incur extraordinary costs of childcare services.
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Bruku 8 Works Cited Dunkenberger, Mary Beth, et al. "Evaluating and Informing the Local Government–Nonprofit Relationship: Cross-Sector Partnerships in Loudoun County, Virginia." The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership vol.9, no.3, 2019. Hamm, Katie, and Carmel Martin. "A New Vision for Child Care in the United States: A Proposed New Tax Credit to Expand High-Quality Child Care." Washington: Center for American Progress (2015). Harbach, Meredith Johnson. "Childcare, Vulnerability, and Resilience." Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. vol.37, 2018, pp.459. McCormack, Shannon Weeks. "Overtaxing the Working Family: Uncle Sam and the Childcare Squeeze." Mich. L. Rev. vol.114, 2015, pp.559. PolicyLink. “High-Quality, Affordable Childcare for All: Good for Families, Communities, and the Economy.” Maguerite Casey Foundation. Reilly, Katie, and Belinda Luscombe. “At What Cost?” TIME Magazine , vol. 194, no. 16/17, Oct. 2019, pp. 78–89.
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