May 31, 2023
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — As we head into the summer months with schools out, many parents sifting through child care options have found most out of their price range.
For Paulina Coronado, being a mom is about making sure her son is taken care of, which can be difficult, especially living off her own income working part-time while in school.
“Even if you make $30 an hour, that’s not enough to make towards your child care,” said Coronado.
Her son 3-year-old son Leo has been going to Little Blossoms Child Care in Chula Vista since he was a year old.
Even though Coronado gets some financial assistance from the state to cover child care costs, like most families, there’s still an out-of-pocket cost that can be pricey.
Coronado said, “If I didn’t have the help that I have, basically all my paycheck would go towards care. So I don’t think I’d be able to make ends.”
Little Blossoms Child Care Director Miren Algorri said that’s a situation many families must deal with.
“Now you’re putting these families to make a decision whether to have a roof above their heads, food on the table or pay for the family fees,” said Algorri.
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