BARGAIN BASEMENT CHILDCARE
Most working families in the US are unable to make quality childcare choices because of their tight budgets. For an average family of 5 (with two parents working) hiring an undocumented worker (for $6-10 ph) as opposed to a trained professional documented worker (for $20-30 ph) is tempting.
While we continue to have an archaic immigration system that does not accommodate the hundreds of thousands of foreign illegal Nannies, we will continue to have labor markets flooded with undocumented workers.
While the childcare industry remains unregulated and while working families continue to struggle alone with childcare choices, children parents and Nannies will continue to be the victims of bargain basement childcare.
Bargain basement childcare affects society at large. Isn’t it time we reformed the childcare system in this country?