Do parents still pay when daycare is closed for weeks, or months, because of COVID-19?
By Samantha Fields
Which is why Kruckel and other advocates are calling for more support and relief for child care providers, and for changes in the law to allow them to qualify for unemployment. The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package did include several billion in emergency funding for states to spend on child care – primarily on subsidies to child care centers that serve low-income children, and on care for the children of essential workers – but the Center for Law and Social Policy called the funding “insufficient given the scope of the crisis.”
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