An Associated Press story this weekend pointed out a major problem working parents are facing in a tough economy: Finding affordable child care. It’s a topic that will be explored, along with tough choices about pre-school, during a webinar the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media is holding on Wednesday, November 12 at 1:30 p.m on Albert Wat’s upcoming Pre-K Now report “The Pre-K Pinch: Early Education and the Middle Class.”
The Associated Press story focused on one early childhood center in the Midwest where parents facing job losses are pulling their children out, but similiar scenarios are playing out all over the U.S. as workers are laid off.
Pre-K Now will release a report during the webinar that will analyze the financial challenge many families face in accessing and paying for high quality pre-kindergarten education. The report includes case examples of actual families across the country who will be available to comment following the release. Journalists can sign up here