October 29, 2020
|NATIONAL NEWS |
Parents Face Greater Child Care Needs Than Expected in These States
U.S. News & World Report | 10/28/20
There could be as many as 2.6 million children across 25 states who are not receiving adequate care while their parents are at work, according to research from the Bipartisan Policy Center, an independent think tank in Washington.
An American Family in 2020: Balancing Bills, Child Care, and Lots of Schedules
Fatherly | 10/28/20
The primary struggle of the Cruz household is child care, something that takes up 40 percent of Miriam’s income. In America, this is close to the norm, where it costs around $15,000 per year to provide child care for an infant, or 22 percent of the median household income.
The Pandemic Is Devastating Women and Could Make It Harder for Them to Vote
Vice | 10/28/20
What is clear is that women are now bearing the brunt of the coronavirus fallout. Multiple studies have found mothers are particularly feeling the strain, as schools go remote and day care becomes both risky and scarce.
|IN THE STATES |
Coronavirus concerns, family financial woes hurt preschools across Connecticut; educators fear long-term effects
Hartford Courant | 10/29/20
The coronavirus has taken a severe toll on early childhood education in the state, and Bye said educators are concerned that many of youngsters missing out this year will have a harder time getting up to speed when they enter kindergarten.
Reimagining child care: NJPRF partnering with United Way in effort to rebuild — and save — industry
ROI-NJ | 10/28/20
On Wednesday, the NJPRF announced it is partnering with United Way of Northern New Jersey to develop and fund United in Care, a multimillion-dollar initiative that seeks to address the longstanding shortage of high-quality, affordable child care…
More than half of SC’s preschool students aren’t ready for kindergarten
WMBF | 10/28/20
The reality is, most students in South Carolina aren’t ready for kindergarten. According to KRA data from the South Carolina Department of Education, a little less than 40% of students can handle the kindergarten curriculum when they start.
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