1 in 3 working families are struggling to find child care

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As the U.S. works to pull out of the COVID-19 pandemic, adults from one in three families with young children are finding it difficult to find childcare needed for them to return to in-person work.

A new poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that 34 percent of families with young children face serious problems finding childcare. It also found that 44 percent of households with children under age 18 have been facing serious financial problems.