In an article published in the Parker Chronicle, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet discusses the burdens working families carry to provide for their families, and specifically, to find high-quality, affordable child care. He references stories he heard from parents at a child care forum held in August at ELV affiliate, New Legacy Learning Academy.
“This past August in Aurora we met with a number of parents to talk about the cost of child care. One mom described the difficult decision between paying for day care or paying her mortgage, and another parent was unable to work more hours because of the extra cost of care. Coloradans feel the burden of these almost insurmountable costs more than families almost anywhere else in the country. Overall, Colorado is the sixth most expensive state for child care, and infant care ranks second when you factor in the percentage of the average salary it consumes.”