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America's child care crisis is holding back moms without college degrees

BY MORIAH BALINGIT and SHARON LURYE of The Associated Press and DANIEL BEEKMAN of The Seattle Times
Posted 4/26/24

Adriane Burnett takes home about $2,800 a month as a customer service representative for a manufacturing company. Burnett, a single mother living in Birmingham, Alabama, spends more than a third of that on care for her 3-year-old.

In October, that child aged out of a program that qualified the family of three for child care subsidies. So she took on more work, delivering food for DoorDash and Uber Eats. To make the deliveries possible, her 14-year-old has to babysit.

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