As a single parent, Sheena struggled to find high-quality, affordable child care. She found a child care resource and referral agency that helped her find the balance of affordability and quality.
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More than 11 million children younger than age five are in some form of child care in the United States. Our report, US and the High Cost of Child Care: A Review of Prices and Proposed Solutions for a Broken System, released Oct. 22, 2018, provides a brief review of child care as a sound return on investment and shares our policy recommendations for supporting families and child care providers. It also shows how Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies and other similar organizations play a major role in connecting families to child care, supporting the child care workforce, as well as supporting adequately-funded state systems of support for child care.