America’s Childcare Providers Are Still Struggling to Survive

By Bryce Covert


Some states like Connecticut did what they were supposed to do, namely get funds to providers as early as last June. But others—like Florida, Missouri and Texas—had yet to make applications available even by the start of this month. Colorado, Iowa and New Jersey only recently opened their portals, while some states that already accepted applications still haven’t distributed funds. As of mid-January, nine of those states had yet to pay childcare providers, according to Stephanie Schmit, director of child care and early education at the Center for Law and Social Policy.

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