Thousands of parents in Whatcom County and across the state know firsthand the struggles of finding affordable child care. The sheer expense combined with the extreme lack of capacity has created a child care crisis that impacts the workplace, economy, and quality of life for families struggling to find balance.
The Bellingham Herald has published a three-part series on the cost, barriers, and challenges to child care businesses and families.
- August 12:Parents were going to all lengths of heroism’ balancing childcare and work obligations | The Bellingham Herald
- August 26: Thinking about having kids? You’re already behind when it comes to finding child care | The Bellingham Herald
- September 2: What’s driving Whatcom County’s child care shortage? Here are some of the causes. | The Bellingham Herald