When it comes to child care, everyone knows you’re on your own. You get a good deal from your employer, or you don’t. You can afford eye-popping rates, or you hold your breath when the bills come in.
And when you find a child care center that you love, that makes your life work, you don’t let it go. Which explains why supporters of the Shattuck Child Care Center in Jamaica Plain are fighting with the state to keep it open — for the benefit of affluent families who lucked into a great situation, and low-paid state employees who don’t always get it this good.