The Cost of High Quality Child Care


In this podcast, the intricacies of the childcare system with distinguished guests, Jen Huffman and Anna Kresse from the Prenatal to 3 Policy Impact Center at Vanderbilt University are explored. 

Focusing on the enormous ripple effects of investing in affordable, high-quality childcare, the guests highlight the far-reaching benefits of such investments, including enabling thousands of mothers to return to work, lifting children out of poverty, and feeding millions of dollars back into the economy. The discussion explores the difficulties of providing quality childcare at an affordable rate, the need for sustainable funding sources, and the transformative changes implemented by some states to improve their childcare systems.

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