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Why do early childhood educators struggle to make ends meet?

Clip: 08/16/2016 | 7m 13s

Science tells us that critical brain development in children begins well before kindergarten, so their care and education prior to starting school matter. But the very foundation of effective early education -- child care providers -- often struggle to earn a living wage. In fact, nearly half of these teachers require some sort of federal support to make ends meet. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

Aired: 08/16/16

Rating: NR

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