Many Spanish-Speaking Immigrant Caregivers Feel Left Out of Child Care Relief Efforts

The Fuller Project | Jessica Washington

“Despite the prevalence of FFN caregivers, who are disproportionately women of color, they remain nearly invisible to policymakers, leaving many of them in dire economic straits as more money has moved across the child care infrastructure.”

Experts say that Spanish-speaking immigrant communities are more likely to use and prefer Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) caregivers. Sadly, many FFN caregivers feel left out of federal and state pandemic relief due to their license status, which also hurts working parents in the long run.

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