Carol Dubiel, director of the Early Child Care Program at the YWCA Child Care Center in White Plains, notes that within the last two to three years, her facility has also seen a large increase in demand.
The additional calls she's
been receiving are even more surprising because the YWCA does not advertise its services; all new calls have come through word-of-mouth.Right now, Dubiel notes that she
has approximately 50 people waiting for an opening of one of its 28 slots.But because new siblings of children already in the program get priority, the turnover is slow.To help parents, Dubiel
refers them to the Child Care Council
for assistance in finding care elsewhere. "This seems to me to be a national issue," she