November 2, 2020

The pandemic has been a serious wake-up call to the growing child care crisis with parents and providers alike struggling to find solutions.

With election day just around the corner, some states like Colorado have ECE on the ballot amidst concerns of outbreak.


Families and daycares struggle to navigate COVID rules with germy kids
Associated Press | 11/2/20
As more families make the jump back to group day care this fall in an attempt to restart lives and careers, many parents, pediatricians and care operators are finding that new, pandemic-driven rules offer a much-needed layer of safety but also seem incompatible with the germy reality of childhood.

The American Government Once Offered Widely Affordable Child Care… 77 Years Ago
NPR | 10/31/20
The pandemic-induced child care crisis has revealed the fragility of the system and ignited a debate about why it can’t be better. Why do parents in the world’s wealthiest nation pay such a high price to have both children and jobs?

I’ve worked in childcare for 15 years. Here’s how to solve the US childcare crisis once and for all
Business Insider | 11/1/20
It may seem tempting to think of childcare as a problem for parents to solve. But when childcare infrastructure is not in place, or childcare costs go beyond income, it becomes a problem for all of us.

COVID could be the wakeup call businesses need to fix a broken child care system
USA Today | 10/31/20
Even before the pandemic, our country’s market approach to child care was broken, and it hurt everyone it touched. Infant care can cost families more than college tuition even while more than half of our child care workers must supplement their wages with public assistance.

Jared Polis: Proposition EE will help our schools, economy and public health
Denver Post | 10/31/20
Study after study has shown that quality preschool narrows the achievement gap and improves educational, economic, and health outcomes throughout a child’s life.

Colorado child care centers see rise in coronavirus outbreaks as disease spreads across Denver area
Chalkbeat | 10/31/20
The rate of COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado child care centers more than tripled in October, prompting reminders from the state about key health and safety precautions. State officials tallied around three dozen outbreaks in child care programs in October, compared with 10 in September.

Child care centers fill the void for Delaware students learning remotely
WHYY | 11/2/20
When most Delaware public school districts chose remote-only learning to start the school year in September, hundreds of families with working parents turned to these facilities to provide a setting for online education.

New payment policies put hurt on Pa. child care providers
KYW | 11/1/20
Child care providers across Pennsylvania are struggling amidst the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of their financial woes stem from new payment practices implemented recently through the state’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

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