November 9, 2020


Biden Wins Election, but with a Likely Divided Congress, One Ed Expert Warns, ‘There’s No Mandate Momentum Here’
The 74 | 11/6/20
A Biden administration would mean attention from the White House to a host of issues that matter to educators and families — early-childhood education, higher teacher pay, and affordable college, among others.  

Five ways the pandemic can ultimately make the workplace better for women
Boston Globe | 11/6/20
The pandemic has laid bare how fragile and precarious the child-care system is in the United States, and experts agree that reliable and affordable child care is the key to getting our economy back.  

What public education advocates want to see in Biden’s pick to succeed Betsy DeVos
Washington Post | 11/8/20
Our new secretary must also promote early-childhood education policies that engage children in active learning experiences that enhance their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. It is not enough to simply expand preschool. 

Child Care Can Help LA Families Financially Survive The Pandemic, But It’s Still Unavailable For Many
LAist | 11/6/20
Parents who’ve found a spot in child care might have a better shot at economically weathering the pandemic — but with early education programs largely closed and private providers struggling, finding a spot can be a challenge…  

Rosa DeLauro championed a lifeline for the childcare industry. Now Congress needs to deliver
CT Mirror | 11/9/20
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, after spending countless hours with Connecticut early care providers to understand how we could safely re-open for both our teachers and the young children we serve, introduced the Child Care is Essential Act.  

Gov. Kelly announces grants to assist Kansas child care program
KFDI | 11/8/20
The program will provide technical assistance to licensed care providers who are implementing COVID-19 safety guidelines, and was created in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Office of Recovery.  

‘Won’t be able to survive’: Childcare centers serving low-income Missourians face closure
Aurora Advertiser | 11/6/20
Cortaiga Collins doesn’t know how much longer her childcare center will survive. Only about a dozen children have been attending regularly amid the pandemic. Under normal circumstances, she used to serve as many as 100.  

How New Hampshire arrived at a child care crisis
Sentinel Source | 11/6/20
When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck New Hampshire in mid-March, Tracy Hardy faced a parental problem that suddenly became almost ubiquitous: How could she continue working full-time, from home, while caring for her young child?  

Education and child care to shift amid pandemic
WBNS | 11/6/20
Schools and child care centers across the country are having to adapt to how they provide students and families with education and care amid the ongoing pandemic.  

Pre-K Enrollment Slowly Improving After Taking A Hit During COVID-19 Pandemic
NBC-DFW | 11/6/20
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on education in North Texas. So NBC 5 is taking a look at pre-k. It’s not required by the state and many families have chosen not to enroll their kids out of fear they might get sick.  

Child care adapts to changing landscape during pandemic
Frederick News Post | 11/9/20
Child care continues to be one of the highest cost burdens that families face, according to the United Way of Frederick County’s recent ALICE report. A family with one preschooler and one infant saw average child care costs increase 20% between 2016 and 2018.

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