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Over a million Texas children could qualify for subsidized child care — but less than 10 percent of them receive it

An increase in federal funding for subsidized child care has slashed waitlists for care across the state, but advocates argue that it's still not enough to fully serve the number of low-income children who qualify for care.

A flurry of colors and activity, building time started the day for preschoolers at Greater Cornerstone Academy in North Dallas Oct. 9, 2018.
Kimbley Wilson and her three children Knowledge Shallah (front), 6, Sariah Wilson (right), 10, Micah Wilson (back), 9, go into the Braswell Child Development Center in Fair Park after a long bus commute from north Dallas on Oct. 19, 2018.

Enduring child care waitlists

"We don’t have any space"

Triana Anthony, one of the directors at Greater Cornerstone Academy, and her twins Davinee and Tahné Jefferson pose for a portrait Oct. 9, 2018.

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