‘The payment came too late’: Maryland child care centers ponder long-term consequences of coronavirus pandemic

May 13, 2020

Baltimore Sun

According to Child Care Aware of America, a nonprofit designed to assist families with child care, 24 states reported a decrease in child care programs from 2017 to 2018.

In a letter addressed to members of the U.S. Congress, Child Care Aware of America urged increased investment in child care programs across the country, specifically asking for at least $50 billion in aid as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This funding would not only help provide emergency care for health care workers and other essential personnel in the immediate term,” the nonprofit wrote, “but would also prevent child care programs from closing permanently and help working families access these programs upon their return to work in the months ahead.”

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Written by CCAoA