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
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 Will Weissert, Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
The Worker and Family Support Subcommittee holds a hearing on child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Justin Stabley and Associated Press
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 Cat Wise
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…
By Hope Yen, Alexandra Olson, Associated Press
A bill that is expected to receive final congressional approval Tuesday gives 12 weeks of paid leave to mothers and fathers of newborns, newly adopted children or foster children.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
One in four women go back to work within two weeks of giving birth because they can't afford to lose the pay or the job, according to the White House.
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
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