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 from 81 kids a day to 2. I can’t stay open with 2. We are considered essential but how can I stay open without the help needed. Really! I love my kids, staff and families but to ask me to go under because all of a sudden, I’m essential? Really?