We need to care about child care
Posted May. 31, 2016 at 2:01 AM
With summer just around the corner, many of the Cape’s working parents are focusing on child care and how to pay for it. We all have a stake in this issue: These parents need to earn as much as possible in the summer in order to pay their bills year round; employers need their workforce; and we all need the services they provide. But even though we all know our working population is abandoning Cape Cod, leaving us with a growing older population and a shrinking proportion of working parents raising children, we tend to forget that child care is a major challenge for families trying to earn a living on the Cape.