11,200 child-care slots in Los Angeles County lost during recession (LA Times)

December 18, 2012 – Los Angeles County lost thousands of licensed child-care spaces during three recession-battered years, jeopardizing the ability of low-income parents to work and give their children an academic head start through early education services, data released Wednesday showed. The elimination of $1.2 billion in state funds earmarked for early child-care and education programs — resulting in the loss of more than 11,200 spaces between 2008 and 2011— represented the biggest reduction in child-care services in more than six decades, according to the Los Angeles Children’s Data Network.

Link to Full Article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-childcare-20121219,0,7262872.story?track=rss

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