Child care in Oklahoma: The Reaching for the Stars Program

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Catalina Herrerias
Angela Harnden
Stephanie Bond


Childcare is one of the the most pressing issues facing working parents with children under the age of 13 years in the U.S. this article sets a historical context fr childcare at the national and state level with a focus on Oklahoma. It discusses issues of affordability and accessibility and quality of care, as well as describes the Reaching for the Stars Program, a progressive initiative that addresses affordability and quality criteria of child care services.

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