November 17, 2020


Joanne Lipman: Bringing women back into the workforce is Biden’s greatest opportunity to recharge the economy
NBC News | 11/16/20
We’ve heard plenty of discussion about President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for taxes and economic stimulus. But little attention has been paid to perhaps the greatest opportunity to recharge the battered economy: Bringing women back into the workplace.  

Working Parents Are Breaking Down. Why Aren’t We Helping Them?
Refinery29 | 11/16/20
One of the biggest problems is simply that childcare, especially full-time care, is extremely expensive. The solution, beyond just individual companies stepping up, is putting pressure on our government to give a lot more aid.

Child care providers can now apply for another round of COVID-19 funding
WSB-TV | 11/16/20
There is some good news for Georgia’s child care providers. Starting Monday, providers can apply for a second round of Short Term Assistance Benefit for Licensed Entities (STABLE) payments from the state.  

Day cares, early learning centers work to keep kids safe during COVID-19
WTHR | 11/17/20
Before people can even walk into a Day Early Learning center in Indianapolis, a staff member takes temperatures and asks a series of questions in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Child care supply, affordability worsened by pandemic, new report says
Boston Business Journal | 11/17/20
The pandemic has exposed a supply problem and an affordability crisis in Boston’s child care sector, a critical part of the economy, according to a new report. Earlier this year, many child care providers were closed for three months as state officials sought to slow the spread of Covid-19.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has further cut into Boston’s childcare shortage
Boston Globe | 11/17/20
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the severe shortage of childcare options in Boston, none more than in neighborhoods with higher Black and Latino populations, according to a new report.   

Child care crisis in New Mexico impacting local economy
KRQE | 11/16/20
Working New Mexico families are facing challenges when it comes to child care. Officials say the current child care system needs improvement in three areas: access, affordability, and quality.   

Editorial: Some solutions to Oregon’s child care problems
The Bulletin | 11/17/20
We can’t say when or if reforms will happen, but a state task force has come up with ideas to improve child care in Oregon. The state’s Joint Task Force on Access to Quality Affordable Child Care is scheduled to meet Tuesday to clarify its recommendations for legislators.

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