childcare

Issues & Ideas: Feeding SLO kids, fire evacuations and carbon neutrality at Camp San Luis

Aug 26, 2020

More than 77,000 people have been displaced by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, and in Santa Cruz County, that’s put a strain on shelter capacity. People and their animals are evacuating due to the River Fire, south of Salinas, as well. Camp San Luis Obispo is on its way to becoming the first military base in America to achieve 100 percent carbon neutrality. San Luis Coastal Unified School District is not only providing students with nutritious food, but aiming to make sure that no local child goes hungry…even in a global pandemic. Monica Grant, of the San Luis Obispo County YMCA, talks about the challenges faced by the Y during the pandemic, and how they are still able to help families.

Broadcast date: 7/16/2015

Parents are often confronted with significant barriers to obtaining high quality child care. Among these obstacles are often low wages and high costs.  

In San Luis Obispo County, the average cost for full-time infant care in a childcare center is $12,795.  As California’s economy continues to recover, who is there to ensure an adequate supply of high quality and affordable early childcare and education for our children as parents begin re-entering the workforce in increasing numbers?  Host Kris Kington-Barker will be joined by Raechelle Bowlay-Sutton from the San Luis Obispo County Child Care Planning Council to discuss this topic.