"'It’s stress,' Halima Tinson says as she paces back and forth in front of a San Diego preschool.
'But I want my husband to go to school. Because I know when he finishes, I won’t have to worry anymore.'
Tinson is trying to get her three-year-old twins signed up for the Head Start program to free up time for her husband. If her twins get into the program, Rickey Ricardo won’t have to stay home to watch the kids during the day. They’re too poor to afford good childcare. Any job that Ricardo could get wouldn’t pay enough to cover the costs of daycare. But free preschool means free time. Perhaps time enough to get some training and a well-paying job."