Finding a trustworthy and affordable child care provider is one of the biggest challenges working parents face. At the same time, providers are asked to do demanding and important work for little pay.
Unfortunately, there's no easy answer to that problem, says infant and toddler consultant Beth Walling.
"It's like trying to tackle poverty," she says.
Walling is especially concerned, since studies show there's an achievement gap that exists at 10 months of age.
"A 3-year-old’s vocabulary can predict their third grade reading level."