May 8, 2023
Author: Jesse Pagan
Members of the Child Care Providers United (CCPU) union say the childcare system in California is close to a “breaking point” but say they can’t stop.
SAN DIEGO — Childcare providers across California rallied Monday, asking state leaders to help them stay open.
Members of the Child Care Providers United (CCPU) union say the childcare system in California is close to a “breaking point” but say they can’t stop now.
As a working mom in the U.S. Navy, Salena Maxwell knows how hard it can be to find someone trustworthy to care for kids. Lucky for her, she found Genny Leal.
As soon as I walked into her house, it felt like home,” Maxwell said.
Leal says she knows the struggle as a parent and a childcare provider.
“I would be terrified not knowing who am I going to leave my child with if my daycare provider is closed,” she said.
It’s why they joined members of the CCPU, rallying in several cities across California on what they’re calling a “Day Without Childcare.”
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