I had the absolute pleasure of appearing on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry as part of a panel discussing childcare in the U.S. on her 1/24/15 episode. I have been an admirer of her work for years, so I was quite excited to participate and share my perspective as an at home parent to this crucial conversation. It was also my first time on live TV. Check out the two segments beneath the screenshot.
The cost of childcare a ‘no-win’ situation?
Melissa Harris-Perry’s guests look at why some parents are now paying more for child care than they are for their mortgage and what can be done about it.
America has a childcare crisis
President Obama argued that high-quality child care ultimately benefits not just individual families, but the entire nation. MHP’s guests look at various proposals and the challenges providers face.