June 12, 2018

Demand Grows for Early-Childhood Educators

More than half of kids 5 and under in Arizona receive daily care from someone other than a parent.

Throughout Arizona there's demand for qualified, early-childhood educators. The latest census shows that more than 60 percent of children up to age five in Arizona receive care from someone other than a parent during the day, due in part to a growing number of single-parent households and more parents working outside the home.

Jessica Harrington from First Things First and Brian Stewart from Pima Community College explained why quality childcare is crucial for early development.

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