Recent Updates

November 24, 2020 Blog Post
With Dwindling Child Care Resources, Mothers Are Assuming Duties Of Care

“When the pandemic hit, it was largely mothers who took on the additional child care duties; became remote teachers; and, in large numbers, quit their jobs,” writes Claire Cain Miller […]

November 16, 2020 Blog Post
New Research Shows Gap Between Need And Access To Child Care In 25 States

Child care supply does not match the potential child care need, a recent Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) study of 25 states found. Based on state-level child care data from each […]

November 12, 2020 Blog Post
New Analysis Highlights Unsustainable State Of Child Care Due To Low Enrollment And Increased Operating Costs

A new column from the Center for American Progress (CAP) demonstrates that child care providers are struggling financially as they continue operating on reduced revenues and increased costs. Based on […]

October 07, 2020 Blog Post
States Seek Further Relief For Child Care As They Deplete CARES Act Dollars

The CARES Act provided states with critical funding to support child care providers and working families through the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but funds have run out in […]

October 07, 2020 Blog Post
Women are dropping out of the workforce as child care closures continue

The September jobs report revealed that women continue to be hit hard by the pandemic as child care responsibilities make it difficult for mothers to continue working or return to […]

October 07, 2020 Blog Post
Sharing sad news

Over the past few months, we’ve heard from countless early learning and care facilities across the country who, after doing everything possible to stay afloat, have had to make the difficult decision […]

September 25, 2020 Blog Post
Urge House Leaders to Prioritize Child Care in COVID Recovery Bill

Reports indicate House Democrats are working on a new COVID-19 recovery package in hopes of revitalizing negotiations with Senate Republicans and the White House. It is imperative that your representatives […]

September 16, 2020 Blog Post
Day of Action to #SaveChildCare

Every Wednesday through the month of September, we’re asking you to join us in urging Congress to #SaveChildCare by ensuring providers receive the emergency stabilization funding they need to remain […]

September 11, 2020 Blog Post
Former CEO Calls for Child Care Stabilization to Support The U.S. Workforce

In a recent op-ed published in the Des Moines Register, Robert J. Myers, the retired chairman and CEO of Casey’s General Stores, wrote about the need to stabilize the child […]

September 04, 2020 Blog Post
Child Care Providers Experiencing 47% Increase in Operating Expenses Amid Pandemic Crisis

Home-based providers face 70 percent increase A new interactive tool created by the Center for American Progress (CAP) estimates the true cost of providing child care that meets pandemic-related state […]