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Sat May 21, 2022, 11:14 AM

A look at what's wrong with childcare in our country

NASHVILLE, Tenn - More than 100 Nashville parents waited hours in line, some overnight, to secure a spot at a new daycare Friday.

“Having my first baby this fall, and want to make sure we can get her into a good daycare,” Corey Pettit explained from the front of the Primrose School enrollment line.

Pettit sat in a lawn chair ahead of more than 100 parents, which took some commitment. “I dropped my car off at lunchtime yesterday to make sure I had a parking spot, got my wife to pick me up, and brought me back at 8 p.m. last night. Figured I knew people did it for bourbon at 9 o’clock in December; I could do it for a baby at 8 o’clock in May.”

The line was a visual representation of daycare waiting lists in Nashville and across the country. A pandemic survey by the National Association for the Education of Young Children reveals that out of 5,000 early child educators, 2/3 reported experiencing staffing shortages that affected their ability to serve families.

https://www.wvlt.tv/2022/05/20/dozens-parents-wait-overnight-secure-daycare-spot/

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Sat May 21, 2022, 11:19 AM

1. Anybody asked the megachurches how they constantly beg for money, but can't come up with...

decent childcare?

They must have a couple of members who would work at a daycare facility if the pay was tolerable-- it's what they say they believe in.

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Sat May 21, 2022, 11:21 AM

2. Nashville has grown big time.

This doesn’t surprise me that so many additional babies would need more centers. Glad this new center opened. So many parents can have a sigh of relief.

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