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LIBN: The childcare challenge

The childcare challenge

Experts: Better access, better pay would give region a competitive edge

New measures, powered by meaningful dollars and focused leadership, may make childcare more accessible on Long Island.

This effort could prompt more parents into the workforce, helping employers to ease their staffing burden, while also boosting the region’s economy. It is expected, too, to translate to better pay and more jobs in the childcare sector, a low-paying field.

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