But raising those wages would squeeze tens of thousands of working Hawai‘i families dependent on child care. Here’s the problem and possible solutions

It’s a Monday morning and about 15 preschool keiki eagerly descend the stairs from their second-floor classroom. It’s time for recess, so their teacher has them line up single file before heading outside.

Kaua‘i Montessori Project Director Marci Whitman and I head upstairs to the now-empty room. The space is divided into two classrooms separated by a row of shelves, plus a corner office. Whitman is also a teacher, but her 18 students are home for the week due to a positive Covid case, so we sit in her empty classroom at a keiki-sized table with four tiny seats. Read more.



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