The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on the nation’s child care system. Many providers had to close due to stay-at-home orders that kept families away.
Now, as those restrictions are being lifted, parents going back to work are having trouble finding child care.
Dr. Lynette Fraga is the CEO of Child Care Aware of America. She says 30 to 50 percent of the nation’s child care providers might have to close permanently and the biggest obstacle they face is the costs related to the pandemic.