Episode 2: The Night Shift in Sin City

Nydia Sanchez runs one of Las Vegas' only overnight, 24-hour child care centers, serving 108 kids. Many of her clients are single moms who work in casinos, and as waitresses, nurses and dancers. We visit to find out how Nydia keeps her business affordable and serves a group of moms that many bosses, and politicians, and other daycare owners just don’t think about.


“I thought to myself, ‘This is my daughter. I'm the one that should be taking her to the hospital.’ So I had to go to my boss and beg — beg him to allow me to leave to go take my daughter, who was hurt, to the doctor. And so he allowed me to take a late lunch to do that. But I had to return to work.” — Nydia Sanchez, owner of Peace Garden

“Childcare is especially difficult for shift workers. It's an expensive thing to provide, an expensive thing to afford … what it costs to provide high quality child care is only available to the highest earners, and everybody else is kind of left scrambling trying to figure out something.” — Katie Hamm, VP of Childcare policy, Center for American Progress.


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