Missouri does not have enough affordable, licensed child care facilities available for Missourians to have access to quality child care. This situation is known as a child care desert. Casey Hanson, a Columbia resident of 14 years, has dealt with this issue. She has moved her son 18-month old son Cormac to multiple unlicensed in-home facilities because the licensed facilities in Columbia don't have space for him.

  • Jacob Moscovitch is a second year student at the Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on photojournalism.

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