October 24, 2022
At a conference on October 12, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to develop a child care plan and asked staff to return with said plan in 8 months. Since 2019, the region has lost nearly 2,000 licensed child care slots, causing costs to skyrocket – with the average annual child care cost climbing to $19,000.
Stefanie Benvenuto, Vice President of Public Affairs at the Chamber, addressed the Board alongside other community leaders and shared the important role child care businesses play in our economy. “Our employers are routinely trying to outrun the high cost of living in San Diego, and usually they’re losing that battle,” Benvenuto said.
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