As the nation heads to the polls, it is important to understand that young voters are deeply affected by child care issues during the coronavirus pandemic and that they support child care relief funding and longer-term strategies to invest in child care.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing challenges for many parents in finding and affording high quality child care. Subsequently, voters strongly support increased governmental steps to help parents care for their kids and continue to work.
The Trump administration failed to deliver on its promise to make child care more affordable.
States can use this interactive calculator to estimate the increased cost of providing child care that meets coronavirus guidelines.
Thousands of child care providers are at risk of permanent closure without significant public investment.
New analyses reveal 1 in 4 young children have already experienced adversity before age 4, with significant racial and geographic disparities.
States and localities recognize the need for affordable, quality infant and toddler child care and have taken steps to create solutions that better serve their communities.
Without federal relief funds, many child care programs will close, disproportionately affecting women’s labor force participation.
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Less than one-fourth of infants and toddlers across a sample including 19 states and Washington, D.C., could be served by the existing licensed child care supply. The coronavirus crisis is likely to make that worse.
In states and tribal communities across the country, home visitors continue to support families’ basic needs and emotional well-being throughout a period of high stress and economic instability brought on by the pandemic and recession.
Black and multiracial parents are more likely than white parents to experience child care-related job disruptions.
The COVID-19 pandemic could cause many child care providers to remain closed permanently, especially in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.
Working women face new caregiving challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and need structural policy change that mitigates long-term impacts on their earnings and employment, including resources to stabilize the child care industry.