Stories From Around The Country

Americans across the country are struggling—essential workers can’t find open child care centers, parents forced home by stay-at-home orders are juggling work and child care, while many are unsure not only of how to go back to work but where to send their kids if they can. Read their stories below. If you are a caregiver, a parent, a grandparent, an employer—Congress needs to hear your story. Share your story now.

July 31, 2020
Iowa child care provider: “Our child development program is at risk of closing”

This is the story of Erika, a child care provider in Iowa who was featured in Child Care in Crisis: Stories from the Field. In mid-March, life as we knew […]

July 31, 2020
Arizona mom: “I was forced to resign because of no flexibility with child care”

This is the story of Alma, a parent in Arizona who contributed to Child Care in Crisis: Stories from the Field. I was furloughed in March due to the pandemic. […]

July 31, 2020
New York child care provider pleads for help

This is the story of Mary, a child care provider in New York featured in Child Care in Crisis: Stories from the Field. Since COVID, my child care center has […]

July 31, 2020
New Mexico teachers fear they can’t go back to work

This is the story of Mary and her husband, two teachers living in New Mexico. Their story was included in Child Care in Crisis: Stories from the Field. I’m a […]

July 31, 2020
New Jersey parent calls for child care relief

This is the story of Jaye, a single mom from New Jersey who was featured in Child Care in Crisis: Stories from the Field. I am a single mom of […]

July 31, 2020
Wisconsin child development center in dire need for support

This is the Story of Teri, a Wisconsin-based child care provider featured in Child Care in Crisis: Stories from the Field. I’m a child care/preschool/child development center. I have gone […]

July 31, 2020
Michigan child care provider: “I am only open because of my community”

This is the story of Claricha, a black business owner of an in-home child care provider in Michigan, from Child Care in Crisis: Stories from the Field. As a Black […]

TELL YOUR STORY

Child care is critical to essential workers during this crisis and getting America back to work as the country reopens. Right now, providers and families are struggling to get the support they need and we’re at a critical point. Tell your story to help Congress understand how urgently you need their help.

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