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A ‘Crisis’ in the Child Care Sector is Creating a Vicious Cycle for Working Parents

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Emma Lee
Ghealze Bernstein works with preschool students at Children's Playhouse Whitman in South Philadelphia.

Many employers are still struggling to rehire workers. Underlying that is what some are calling a ‘crisis’ in the child care industry. A recent survey found more than 90% of Pennsylvania providers are short-staffed. WHYY Keystone Crossroads’ Laura Benshoff reports on the vicious cycle this creates for parents and the rest of the economy.

(Original air-date: 10/6/21)