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Your Call: The case for quality universal child care

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Preschool Storytime at Skokie Public Library in Skokie, IL


On the October 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the rising cost of child care.

The average annual cost of daycare is about $10,000. For many families, child care costs account for 40 percent of total household income. Back in 1971, Richard Nixon vetoed legislation that would have provided universal childcare. This has become a major election issue. What will it take to put universal child care back on the table at the federal level? Join us live at 10am with me, Rose Aguilar and you.


David Kirp, professor of the graduate school at UC Berkeley, senior scholar at the Learning Policy Institute, and author of The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics

Kris Perry, executive director of the First Five Years Fund

Web Resources:

The First Five Fund

Learning Policy Institute: Early Childhood Education

The American Academy of Pediatrics: Quality Early Education and Child Care From Birth to Kindergarten


NPR: U.S. Parents Are Sweating And Hustling To Pay For Child Care

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.