The Hill | Lea Austin, Marcy Whitebook, & Ashley Williams
“While schools have closed for millions of students, child care programs are being urged to remain open. Children and their teachers in child care settings are no less contagious than those in schools…”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that both schools and child care centers be closed. However, child care is of critical importance to essential workers during the pandemic. This opinion piece in The Hill addresses the confusion being created by inconsistent closure policies and makes recommendations for protecting early educators.