Changes in SF’s child care subsidies help some, panic others

Like most mothers, Elvia McKinley is seeking the highest-quality child care for her 2½-year-old son, Johnny Augustus. She wants him to do circle time, sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and hear stories read with dramatic expression — preferably within a reasonable distance of her Bayview home.

So far it’s been hard for McKinley, who’s also searching for work as a home caretaker, to find a program that isn’t fully booked. But she might find help from a new funding system San Francisco will roll out next month.

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