First Five Years Fund | Hannah Guevara
“Federal relief funds have helped programs, but they haven’t fixed the underlying economic conditions in early childhood education that led to the crisis in the first place. This is the moment to address those issues so that early childhood education is on sound footing for decades to come.”
According to a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) survey, 7,500 early childhood educators express their worries for the future of the child care sector. Early childhood professionals shared how the federal relief funds helped some programs recover from the pandemic. However, some underlying economic conditions in early childhood education need to be addressed first before moving forward.