Study Finds Family Physicians Deliver Babies in Majority of Rural Hospitals

CU Anschutz School of Medicine | Rachel Sauer “It wasn’t a study of quality — we weren’t looking at individual cases and weren’t looking at outcomes — but we wanted to better understand how much and the sort of maternal care family physicians are providing at rural hospitals.” The University of Colorado School of Medicine…

Federal Stimulus Payments Kept More Than 2 Million Latino and Black Children Out of Poverty During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020

ChildTrends | Dana Thomson, Lina Guzman, Renee Ryberg “Latino children represented the largest racial/ethnic group of children kept out of poverty by the additional income support from the stimulus payments. The latest Census figures show that 1.3 million Latino and 756,000 Black children were kept out of poverty by these federal relief efforts.” A new report from…

Child Care Workers are Quitting Rapidly, a Red Flag for the Economy

Yahoo! News | Heather Long (via The Washington Post) “The pay is absolute crap for what’s required for the position… I can’t afford to live on my own and work the child care jobs that I am qualified for.” The US economy is reopening steadily, calling for more child care resources. But early educators, who…

Another Case for Paid Family Leave: Newborns’ Brain Development

The 19th | Jennifer Gerson “Not only did paid family leave reduce income inequality in the state, but mothers of color also reported being able to have more time at home with their infants and reported feeling more connected with their babies as a result of having access to paid leave.” Regarding the importance of…

First-Graders in the Reading Red Zone: How One Colorado School is Tackling Pandemic Gaps

Chalkbeat Colorado | Ann Schimke  “The pandemic torpedoed many of the school’s recent literacy gains and threw an especially disruptive wrench into the education of Remington’s first-graders, whose pre-K year was cut short and whose kindergarten year was marked by flip-flops between online and in-person learning.” Remington Elementary in Colorado Springs has committed its efforts…

American Motherhood vs. The American Work Ethic

Vox | Rani Molla “If we want women to come back to the labor force, then we’re going to have to make it so that they can afford [child care] to do so.” Women across many industries left the workforce due to childcare responsibilities. Many of the mothers that made the transition to working from…

Why Are The Waitlists For Child Care So Long?

Marketplace | Janet Nguyen “The child care system can seem like a paradox: parents spend thousands of dollars, while the workers looking after these children receive insufficient salaries.” The shortage of providers in the child care industry has resulted in these long waitlists for families. It is difficult to recruit and retain child care providers…

Our Take: Supporting Single Parents is Essential to Post-Pandemic Recovery

Gerardo Silva-Padrón, Communications Intern The COVID-19 pandemic forced many parents to leave the workforce to provide direct care and education for their children. More than 5 million children under the age of five in America live in a single-parent household, and 19% of Colorado households are headed by a single mother. As schools shifted to remote learning…