America needs child care relief to keep our providers in business to serve first responders—and get American families working as we begin an economic recovery. But child care providers are closing at an alarming rate due to catastrophic reductions in enrollment from widespread stay-at-home orders, and most don’t have the means to keep their businesses running if they aren’t operating at full capacity. Many won’t survive long enough to be around when America opens for business.
Millions of Americans rely on child care just to be able to work each day. Knowing the child care providers who close may never re-open, we need substantial, specific relief that addresses the range of issues being faced by child care providers and the families they serve. Without it, there may not be a child care industry left to keep America working.