IAFC Research Report Featured on Public Radio
Marcia Stoll, co-author of the new Illinois Action for Children research report Searching for Child Care: Stories of Cook County Mothers, spoke with Public News Service about the challenges mothers face in finding child care. You can listen here, or read the article here.
“Worried, overwhelmed, stuck — that’s how some Illinois moms describe the challenges they face trying to find child care. A research report released Wednesday by Illinois Action for Children captures the experiences of families in Cook County who have some of the hardest-to-meet child care needs.
Report co-author Marcia Stoll says Illinois Action for Children found that a lack of child care can destabilize employment, finances and overall family well-being. She says that more than half of families didn’t have a support network to fall back on, and some had older children who were providing a substantial amount of care.”