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In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, a trap door leans open over narcotics, including fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia stored in the floor of a day care center, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, in New York. AP hide caption

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A family of a victim mourns as they bring a blanket and a milk bottle during a ceremony for those killed in the attack on the Young Children's Development Center in the rural town of Uthai Sawan, north eastern Thailand, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Latoya Beatty, owner of Little Pandas Learn-N-Play in Martinsburg, W.Va., has had trouble hiring day care teachers. She recently raised her starting wage from $10 an hour to $12. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Daycare Is Costly In The U.S. — So Is Biden's Plan To Fix It

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The pandemic shuttered day-care centers, after-school programs and camps this year, creating problems for some parents who put aside wages, pre-tax, to pay for those expenses. Lars Baron/Getty Images hide caption

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Use It Or Lose It: Parents Set Wages Aside For Child Care. Now It's At Risk

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The American Government Once Offered Widely Affordable Child Care ... 77 Years Ago

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The American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines on when children should stay home are more liberal than those of many day care centers. Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images hide caption

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Lack Of Child Care Rating Systems Leaves Parents In A Bind

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Poll: Cost Of Child Care Causes Financial Stress For Many Families

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The search for quality day care is getting increasingly difficult as small, independent operations are closing. Marc Romanelli/Getty Images hide caption

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In Rural New York, Child Care Is Getting Harder To Come By

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