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Season 3 Episode 7

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Early Childcare Gap

Utah is last in the nation for childcare access. We examine ways to fill that gap.

In Utah, nearly two-thirds of families can't afford the childcare they need, putting the state in last place for childcare access. Experts describe it as a worsening situation, with the number of licensed providers steadily declining since 2005. We examine the investments needed to help Utah parents keep working while also raising their families.

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Early Childcare in Southern Utah

When one Utah woman faced unaffordable childcare, learn how she found her own solution.

Expensive costs keep many Utah families who need quality childcare from accessing services, and it's an even bigger problem in rural parts of the state. Learn how one woman in southern Utah turned the childcare barriers she was facing into a possible solution for herself and others in her community.