States Can't Fully Reopen With Child Care Centers Still Closed

May 22, 2020

Bloomberg News

As states around the country attempt to restart their economies, lack of child care will continue to keep some people—mostly women—from getting back to work.

“The pandemic has focused the nation’s attention on the fact that access to child care is a really critical part of our economic health,” said Ami Gadhia, the policy chief for Child Care Aware, an industry advocacy group. She added that without emergency funding many providers will be forced to close permanently, citing a survey from the National Association for the Education of Young Children that estimates up to 63% of the industry will go out of business without help from Congress.

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