Child Care Providers are Feeling an Unprecedented Squeeze. Now, They’re Asking for Help.

Chalkbeat | Erica Meltzer & Cassie Walker Burke

“…extended closures over the next several weeks or months could potentially put a substantial percentage of [child care providers] out of business permanently, exacerbating the realities of the widespread child care deserts as they already exist today.”

A national survey of 6,000 child care providers earlier this month revealed that only 11% felt confident they would be able to survive extended closure. This article from Chalkbeat talks about the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child care providers and points to programs like Colorado’s Emergency Child Care Collaborative that are helping providers stay open.

Read the Education Week article.