As child care costs soar, public preschool spots are limited

As child care costs soar, public preschool spots are limited

** HOLD FOR SALLY HO STORY ** In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2016, assistant teacher D'onna Hartman, reads to Frederick Frenious, left, and Gus Saunders at the Creative Kids Learning Center, a school that focuses on pre-kindergarten for 4- and 5-year-olds, in Seattle. Hartman used the "boo boo bag" corner to settle the two down after a small altercation left one in tears. In perhaps an unexpected twist, historically conservative strongholds like Oklahoma and West Virginia are leading efforts to bring preschool to all and Alabama and Georgia are also red states that have notable programs. But some liberal leaning-cities like Seattle and New York also are running public pre-K programs. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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