Letter: Shaheen is fighting for working families

I am writing to thank Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for listening to parents’ and advocates’ concerns about the high cost and shortage of available licensed child care slots. After hearing these concerns, Sen., Shaheen has become a co-sponsor of the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act, bringing parents and other caregivers one step closer to not having to choose between work and child care.

The average cost of child care in New Hampshire is astounding – often higher than the annual cost of in-state college tuition. These costs, paired with the shortage of available licensed child care slots, are alarming and unacceptable.

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