There Aren\'t Enough Options for Families
My husband and I work nearly opposite shifts, so we did not need child care everyday. Had we not had help from family and friends, we would have had a difficult time getting childcare due to most places wanting children there more than once or twice a week. Cost is a huge factor for us because after having my second child in 2012, I went part time until last fall. Due to Covid restrictions, our family wasn’t comfortable taking care of our kids. Therefore, either my husband or I or both of us were with them 24/7 for over a year. While it was great for all of us to be together, it was also hard trying to work and take care of them at the same time. It was draining. I hope there can be more affordable options for childcare in our state. It would also be great to see more options in the amount of childcare a family might need, like if a family only need childcare 1 time a week, it would be great to see that as a viable option in childcare facilities.