childcare http://kuow.org en US Daycares Fail To Make The Grade http://kuow.org/post/us-daycares-fail-make-grade <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>About 8.2 million kids under five in the United States spend at least part of their week in the care of someone other than a parent. And that number is even higher in the summer. Of those child care operations, the majority are rated “fair” or “poor” quality &nbsp;according to a 2007 study by the National Institute of Child Health Development.</p><p>Washington state however is one of the all-stars. The state was ranked number&nbsp;three in the nation for quality of child care center requirements and oversight in a 2013 study by the&nbsp;non-profit resource organization Child Care Aware. Ross Reynolds talks to Elizabeth Bonbright, the director of <a href="http://childcareaware.org/">Child Care Aware of Washington</a>, about why she says that’s still nothing to write home about. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:54:50 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15896 at http://kuow.org US Daycares Fail To Make The Grade