WCYB, 7/11/23

According to independent research by Tennesseans for Quality Early Education, 98% of parents in the Appalachian Highlands with children under the age of 5 report their work productivity and career opportunities have suffered due to inadequate access to childcare. Two-thirds of parents say they have trouble finding child care at all, with many childcare facilities only offering spots on a waitlist, leaving parents without options for years.