Report Shows Gaps in Child Care for Kids of Healthcare Workers

April 09, 2020

WDET (NPR/Detroit)

While health care workers are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, who’s taking care of their children?

A Yale University study shows almost 3.5 million children of people who work in the American health care industry need some kind of child care while their parents are at work. The report also shows there are about 1.3 million employed child care providers, not including teachers and other education specialists.

Congress recently approved $3.5 billion dollars to shore up the child care system during the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s going to take a lot more than that, according to the nonprofit advocacy group Child Care Aware of America.

Listen to the interview with Lynette Fraga, Executive Director of CCAoA


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Written by CCAoA