The Washington Post | Catherine Rampell
“The Cares Act provided $3.5 billion in relief for child-care centers and $13.5 billion specifically for K-12 schools, but this has proved woefully insufficient. The child-care industry alone requires at least $9.6 billion in public funding each month during the pandemic to sustain the viability of providers, the Center for Law and Social Policy estimates.”
Thousands of child care centers across the country either stayed open with reduced capacity or have reopened after COVID-related closures. As more centers look to reopen, columnist Catherine Rampell warns that to do so may not be viable without significant financial assistance.