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.

June 22, 2020
For this DC-area parent, child care determines if she is able to return to work

This is the story of Kayla Vossler, a law school graduate and parent living in the DC area with her family. I am a law school graduate who worked full […]

June 22, 2020
New York child care provider gets creative to safely stay open

This is the story of Shira Leibowitz, Ph.D., the CEO and owner of Discovery Village, a child care center and preschool in Tarrytown, New York. My child care center and […]

June 22, 2020
Ohio child care provider: “we are their safe place”

This is the story of Amanda Dettrow, an Ohio child care provider with a center based in a nursing home. Hilty Preschool and Child Care is an inter-generational full day […]

June 22, 2020
“We have always been the workforce behind the workforce”

This is the story of Ashlee Clark, who works for a nonprofit agency assisting child care providers in Iowa. I work for a non profit agency that services child care […]

June 22, 2020
With reduced enrollment, a Rhode Island child care center struggles to survive

This is the story of Amy Borak, who works at the Montessori Community School of Rhode Island. Montessori Community School of Rhode Island is a socio-economically diverse school on the […]

June 22, 2020
Missouri child care center owner: “we need a solid solution”

This is the story of Jeri Whyte, the owner of a child care center in Missouri that serves many low-income families in the area. I am the owner of a […]

June 22, 2020
Nebraska child care provider: “we are small businesses”

This is the story of Katie Krivolavek, the owner of a child care center in Lincoln, Nebraska. I own a child care center in Lincoln, NE. We are a unique […]


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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