Minorities In Iowa Struggle to Find Early Childhood Education

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Des Moines, Iowa — Racial inequity in Iowa schools in not limited to just K-12 classrooms. There are gaps along racial lines in Iowa’s early childhood education classrooms.

Minority families are more likely to fall into so-called ‘childhood deserts’ where no affordable care is available. The problem is fed by lack of funding, lack of transportation and lack of full-day programs.

WHO 13’s Taylor Musgrove spoke with Bethany Davis, Director of Oak Academy, in Des Moines about the specific challenges minority families face.

To learn more about Oak Academy, visit their website.

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