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Your Call: The child care crisis in America

A conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. Compared to other advanced economies, the US government invests less in children under the age of five. 

Income disparity denies tens of millions of children access to high-quality childcare and preschool. What would a comprehensive plan for early care and education look like?  


Ajay Chaudry, senior fellow at NYU Wagner, and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality

Web Resources:

CNBC: Here's who gets punished in Trump's child care plan

Slate: There’s Not Even Close to Enough Child Care in the United States for All the Families That Need It

U.S. News & World Report: Paid Family Leave and Child Care Could Erase Motherhood Wage Penalty


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.