Parents looking for daycare for their kids often find themselves on several waitlists before getting care, which most providers attribute to a staffing shortage, Idaho Press reporter Emily White writes.

Over the past couple of years, daycare owners like Mia Barron, who owns A Child’s Heart Learning Center in Boise, frequently get calls from “frantic” parents whose daycares have recently closed because of a worker shortage. Barron ultimately has to turn many parents away, because she doesn’t have enough staff to take more kids.

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