Millions of Workers Stay Home to Watch Young Children as Daycares Struggle

By Kathryn Dill 


“The pandemic worsened the realities of child care in this country,” said Hannah Matthews, deputy executive director for policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy, adding that the sector was already in trouble before Covid-19 prompted closures. Some programs closed permanently, while others reopened with new, more costly health and safety processes, including smaller group sizes, lower staff ratios and social distancing, she said.

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