Working parents struggle to afford day care for young children - Atlantic County News - Press of Atlantic City

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Working parents struggle to afford day care for young children

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Dale Gerhard

Kathi Getka, of Lower Township, is the director of the Child Developmental Center Day Care at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. Getka talks with Pre-K students Shane Morrell (left) and Scarlett Rue. Finding safe and affordable child care is a daily struggle for working women with a child younger than 6 in New Jersey.

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Mary Wuerker plans to stay home to care for her 11-month-old son, Kenson, before she goes back to work as a speech therapist in September. The Middle Township woman already has priced local child care options so she will be ready to resume her career - and got a surprise.

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Dale Gerhard

Kathi Getka, of Lower Township, is the director of the Child Developmental Center Day Care at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. Getka talks with Pre-K students Shane Morrell (left) and Scarlett Rue. Finding safe and affordable child care is a daily struggle for working women with a child younger than 6 in New Jersey.