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Where Donald Trump and Joe Biden Stand on Child Care and Universal Preschool

THE CHILD CARE SYSTEM in the U.S. was already at a tipping point prior to the coronavirus pandemic – too few options, astronomical costs and workers earning some of the lowest wages in the country.

But when COVID-19 infection rates spiked last spring, triggering the closures of thousands of child care centers across the country, many without plans to ever reopen, the crisis catapulted into the collective conscience and onto the center stage of the presidential election.

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