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Erica Jedynak

Erica Jedynak is a Senior Advisor to Americans for Prosperity.

What new moms need: More flexible childcare options

By Erica Jedynak

I’m expecting my first child very soon. Like all new moms, I’m preparing for the big day and the many challenges associated with parenthood. As a dual-earner family, one of those challenges is finding affordable and quality childcare.

My husband and I are already shopping for childcare options that are right for us. It has been an eye-opening experience. The market is saturated. Today there are fewer providers because the COVID-19 economic shutdowns forced many out of business. With fewer choices and more parents seeking childcare as people move from remote to in-person work, the competition is fierce, with six-month or longer waitlists, limited space for babies, and rising costs.