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Day Care Crunch

Ubuntu Academy in Kansas City.
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When one local woman found out she was pregnant, her doctor said, "Are you going to call your husband, or are you going to start calling child care centers?" It's a funny story we heard from a local daycare worker, but it's a prevalent issue. Local parents share their struggles.

Plus, NPR's Jessica Deahl shares the personal story that informed her reporting on working parents and child care.


  • Jessica Deahl, NPR reporter
  • Seth Tomassi​, father
  • Shannon Carpenter, father, organizer of KC DADS
  • Erica Deloris Miller, mother