Impact of coronavirus on child care
Updated: Apr 8, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has led to many child care centers closing, possibly, indefinitely.
Large costs associated with child care centers have imposed even greater burden on such organizations in the context of the current economic crisis and rise in unemployment. Yet, even government assistance may not suffice. Several stakeholders in the field assert that recent aid packages such as the $3.5 billion CARES Act and $750 million for Head Start will not suffice to revitalize child care centers after the devastating economic effects.
Additionally, when child care centers are often necessary for working parents, such is an issue of great concern which then has significantly far-reaching effects.
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