Home-based child care worker Jennie Rivera holds 5-month-old Erick while helping Christian, 1, at her apartment, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Poor Parents Desperate To Get A Slot In Day Care Program Do What It Takes To Hit The Right Income Numbers

This summer, a mother stopped by Tolentine Zeiser childcare center in University Heights, the Bronx, hoping to enroll her child in its new preschool program. But there was a hitch. Her employer at a donut street-stall in Washington Heights paid her just $120 a week, less than minimum wage — so little that it under […]