San Francisco, CA (November 22, 2013) - The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network has released its 2013 California Child Care Portfolio. The portfolio breaks down child care data by county and summarizes child care supply, demand and cost statewide.
With assistance from local child care resource and referral programs (R&Rs), the report found that there are “just over 1 million licensed child care spaces available for an estimated 4.2 million children 0-12 years old whose parents are in the workforce.”
For many families it’s a huge struggle to find high quality child care that’s affordable. According to the Child Care Aware report, 2013 High Cost of Care, the average cost in California for full-time infant care in a child care center is $11,461. California ranks 6th nationally as the least affordable state for center-based infant care.
Lack of affordable, high-quality and accessible child care is a huge issue for families in San Francisco. Wu Yee’s Resource and Referral services work with family childcare providers to build a supply to meet the growing demand for affordable child care across the city.
About Wu Yee Children’s Services
Wu Yee Children’s Services was founded in 1977 by social workers and parents concerned with the challenges facing new immigrants in Chinatown, and has since grown into a city-wide agency supporting and serving families throughout the city. Wu Yee specializes in early childhood education, family support services, referrals to quality child care, and training and support for child care providers.