Letter: Expand access to child care

The future prosperity of Washington depends on our ability to support our next generation. Unfortunately for families here in Clark County and thousands more across our state, we live in what’s known as a “child care desert,” without access to affordable, high-quality child care.

A child care desert is defined as a community that has more than three children for every licensed child care slot. It’s a big problem here in Washington and across the country, but thankfully Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, recently announced that she is sponsoring bipartisan legislation in the House to increase access to child care.

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