Generations of workers have simply absorbed the chaos of balancing labor and child care, and the pandemic exposed how underappreciated -- and broken -- the nation’s child care system is. What policymakers do next could change the way U.S. families…
By Laura Santhanam
The outreach is part of the continued implementation of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package to help the U.S. economy heal from the coronavirus pandemic.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
Many after-school programs, which provide both enrichment and child care, have gone out of business. Others went remote and still others became full-day child care programs. None had much guidance or support…
By Amadou Diallo, The Hechinger Report
In the U.S., child care was expensive and difficult to obtain long before the pandemic. But coronavirus has closed schools, forced parents to work from home and shuttered some care facilities for good. With COVID-19 surging in much of the…
By Paul Solman
By Will Weissert, Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
The proposal being unveiled Tuesday is part of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's larger plan to remake an economy ravaged by the coronavirus.
By Justin Stabley and Associated Press
The Worker and Family Support Subcommittee holds a hearing on child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who will care for the children of working parents when they return to their jobs, if schools and many child care providers remain closed? The CARES Act allocated $3.5 billion to support child care programs, but a national organization says…
By Lindsay Whitehurst, Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
Experts predict a large number of women will again run for office in 2020 like they did in 2018, and child care remains a hurdle for many of them.
By Cat Wise, Kira Wakeam
In recent years, the number of licensed in-home child care providers has declined about 20%. According to the Center for American Progress, half the U.S. population lives in areas lacking enough providers, with low-income families and communities of color disproportionately…
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