According to agencies that run daycares, there is a severe shortage of early childhood educators. As a result, they are skeptical about the national program of $10-a-day child care being able to cater to all the kids who will require a spot.
The shortage of early childhood educators is a significant concern for these agencies as they are essential in providing quality care to young children. Without enough qualified educators, it is difficult to maintain the proper ratio of staff to children, which can compromise the quality of care.
Furthermore, the shortage of early childhood educators can also impact the availability of child care spaces. If there aren’t enough qualified educators to staff daycare centers, it can limit the number of spots available to children.
Therefore, agencies that run daycares are calling for greater investment in early childhood education to address the shortage of educators.
They believe that only through increased funding can the government ensure that every child has access to quality child care services, regardless of their socioeconomic status.