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Latina moms in Nevada: Half your income is too much to pay for child care
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Latina moms in Nevada: Half your income is too much to pay for child care

Author Cristina Novoa details the high cost of child care in Nevada, particularly for Latina mothers.

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Child care woes were almost in the rear view mirror for Roxana Valladares, with her child now in middle school and on the cusp of becoming a teenager.

When her 12-year-old daughter Estefania was little, Valladares, 35, exhausted every available child care option, appealing to friends, cajoling relatives and making liberal use of after-school programs.

Now, with a new baby on the way, she’s about to encounter those same challenges all over again.

The above excerpt was originally published in Reno Gazette-Journal. Click here to view the full article.

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Cristina Novoa

Senior Policy Analyst