When Covid-19 lockdown ends, who will watch America’s children? The child care system is on the brink of collapse, which means millions of children will have no where to go when parent head back to work. Right now, this feels like a long way off. But it isn’t and child care and day care solutions need to be figured out, lest our country wants a large chunk of its work force to not be able to work.
America’s child care system was broken before the pandemic, with more than half of America living in childcare deserts where demand for child care far outstrips supply and one in five parents spend more than a quarter of their income on childcare while child care employees are among the lowest paid workers in the country. But as bad as the national child care landscape was before Covid-19, experts warn that the pandemic