Arwa Kaddoura, a financial services worker who treks to an office downtown every day from her home in Glen Park, considers herself lucky. In a city with a chronic shortage of preschools — only 43 percent of kids with working parents have access to licensed child-care slots, according to a 2007 survey from the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network — she has found what she considers a gem of a place to send her 2-year-old daughter, Maya, during business hours. "I remember calling one place after another and being told, 'We have a wait list of 18 to 24 months,'" Kaddoura recalls of her early... More >>>