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Richard Fifield

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Can Do: How MyVillage Is Working To Remake Childcare

Sep 6, 2019
In 2017, two mothers from Montana launched MyVillage, a platform that connects parents with trained, licensed daycare providers.
Screen capture from myvillage.com, Sept. 6, 2019.

According to the Center for American Progress, 51% of Americans live in a daycare desert; a place with almost no openings for infants or toddlers in nearby licensed preschools. Those lucky enough to find openings often spend more on childcare than they can afford, and many educators can’t earn enough as preschool teachers to make ends meet.