Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

South Dakota Focus: Child Care and the Workforce

Season 29 Episode 2 | 27m 39s

As South Dakota sees unprecedented unemployment and plenty of open jobs, some parents who would otherwise participate in the workforce are stepping away because they can't find or afford child care. It's a complex issue that will take businesses, communities, and policy-makers to solve.

Aired: 10/25/23
Support South Dakota Focus with a gift to the Friends of Public Broadcasting
Extras
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.
Learn what's next as South Dakota implements Medicaid expansion.
While some Christian groups reimagine church, others lean on tradition.
An hour-long special featuring the two statewide ballot measures and key statewide races.
Low funding, high costs, and staffing challenges are forcing rural nursing homes to close.
Latest Episodes
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.
Learn what's next as South Dakota implements Medicaid expansion.
While some Christian groups reimagine church, others lean on tradition.
An hour-long special featuring the two statewide ballot measures and key statewide races.
Low funding, high costs, and staffing challenges are forcing rural nursing homes to close.