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Illinois' home-based child care workers want better benefits and wages

More than 15,000 home-based daycare providers participating in Illinois’ low-income childcare assistance program are negotiating a contract with the state. The providers want better pay and benefits.

As Esther Yoon-Ji Kang of WBEZ reports, some are leaving the field for better-paying jobs, leading to fewer childcare options for families.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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