Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance

Jul 14, 2020 | Report/Brief | Shiva Sethi

The coronavirus has revealed and worsened racial inequities across the child care sector. This report explains the origins of long-standing inequities in early education, examines how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated them, and offers recommendations for how stakeholders can address them to build a fairer system. 

On July 7, CLASP submitted this statement for the record after the House Ways and Means Worker and Family Support subcommittee hearing on June 23, 2020. 

On May 27, 2020 Katherine Gallagher Robbins presented on a webinar hosted by Oxfam America about Who Gives Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Testimony of Hannah Matthews to the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee's Member Briefing, May 26, 2020.

The impact of the pandemic on child care has already been extensive, and the system is struggling to survive. The federal government should allocate $50 billion in relief funds for child care in the next coronavirus package. 

 This brief provides an overview of the unemployment insurance system, new federal benefits available through the CARES Act, and considerations for determining how unemployment compensation can support child care workers during the coronavirus crisis. 

Child care is an essential part of our economy, preparing children for the future and enabling parents and caregivers to work, all while employing a large workforce.

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