Inside Detroit’s 24-hour child care: A fragile lifeline for working parents

By Jennifer Brookland


“Families who are seeking nontraditional-hour care are really faced with hard choices,” said Tiffany Ferrette, a senior policy analyst focusing on child care and early education at the Center for Law and Social Policy. Black and Hispanic mothers are less able to juggle care with a partner, take a break from employment, work from home or outsource child care, according to the Brookings Institution. “The pandemic, not surprisingly, exacerbated this need across communities,” Ferrette said.

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