Ten-day quarantines are forcing families to keep young kids home, causing chaos for those in need of child care — regardless of negative COVID test results.
Women With Children Having Harder Time Re-entering NYC Workforce
A new study shows 41% of women living with kids in New York Ci are not working compared to 24% of men with children — a lingering effect of remote school and a perpetual child…
Child Care at NYC Public Housing Plagued by Unsanitary and Unsafe Conditions, Operators Say
Providers say they shoulder costs for heating and repairs — and have concerns for the children in their care. Some 400 child care centers are housed in buildings operated by New York City Housing Authority,…
Maya Wiley Won’t Be New York’s Next Mayor. What Will Happen to Her Signature Proposal?
Former New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley says she won’t be running for New York governor, but that won’t stop her from championing her signature child care agenda from outside public office.
The Moms STILL Are Not Alright
Vaccine availability, the delta variant and child care access are compounding challenges for working mothers.
Many Spanish-Speaking Immigrant Caregivers Feel Left Out of Child Care Relief Efforts
Spanish-speaking child care providers say they are struggling to get the support they need during the pandemic.
As Attention Turns to Child Care, the System’s Unsung Heroes Ask for Recognition
The pandemic is disrupting one of the most prevalent forms of child care for children younger than 6: the informal network of family, friends and neighbor caregivers.
The Pandemic Devastated Home-Based Child Care: ‘I Don’t Know How We Bounce Back’
The pandemic has decimated the child care industry across the board, but home-based workers and older workers have been particularly impacted.
‘I Want to Move Forward’: Student Moms Bear Costly Double Burden of Child Care Costs, Student Debt
Making progress toward reducing massive debt seems like an elusive dream for two moms who are struggling to repay mounting student loans while covering child care expenses. Experts say they are not alone.
Left Without School or Daycare, Farmworkers Are Bringing Their Kids to Work
The pandemic has exacerbated an already dire childcare gap in the farmworker community, forcing parents into taking their children to work in fields.
Ohio’s Appalachian Region Was Already Losing Child Care Providers. Then the Pandemic Hit
As of September, the number of licensed child care providers in Ohio has dropped more than 60% from pre-pandemic levels, according to data.
Black Childcare Providers Hit Hard by COVID-19
Kimberly Speller is still getting used to the quiet. Before the pandemic, on a typical day, she’d welcome a dozen or so boisterous 3 and 4-year-olds onto her porch and into her home in West…
“You’re Basically Trying to Pick Your Poison”: Persistent Inequality Weighs on Black Mothers During COVID-19
On a bright Sunday afternoon in late August, 37-year-old Adrianne Williams tucked her son Josiah into his car seat. The energetic three-year-old was talkative that afternoon, excited for the weekly hour drive. Josiah’s latest obsession,…
With Less Money and More Risk, Waves of Child-Care Providers Call it Quits
OAKLAND — Kirsten Hove and her mom have been taking care of kids in San Francisco for decades. Hove’s mother opened a day-care program in her home in the city’s Marina neighborhood more than 30 years ago.…
Child Care Workers Weigh COVID-19 Risks: “I Don’t Want to Die.”
Over the course of her 12-year career, child care provider Kyra Swenson has caught pneumonia three times. The 35-year-old teacher who, until earlier this year, watched over seven one-year-olds in the burnt orange walled Chipmunk…
Coronavirus child care pinch in U.S. poses threat to economic gains of working women
CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Most days, Zora Pannell works from her dining room table, sitting in front of her computer, turning off the video on Zoom calls to nurse her one-year-old daughter, Savannah. Pannell has balanced…
Lose Income or Risk Your Child’s Health at Daycare? The Impossible Choice Low-Income Parents Face in Wisconsin
When 19-year old Milwaukee native Lenesha Barr discovered her six-month-old son, LaShaun, tested positive for coronavirus in April, she panicked. “There’s a risk that he might die from this,” says Barr, a cook at Wendy’s on unpaid…