Without More Federal Funds, Half of All Child Care Centers Could Close Forever

The Hechinger Report | Jackie Mader

“It’s going to be decimating to our overall recovery if [child care] is not addressed,” said Mark Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network

Early care and learning centers often rely heavily—or solely—on private funds and tuition payments, rather than guaranteed financial support from the state. Despite federal stimulus programs and emergency relief funds from philanthropic organizations, many providers are struggling to pay rent, utilities, and salaries for their centers. This article from The Hechinger Report dives into the possibility that as many as half of providers may be looking at permanent closure.

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