Child Care Considerations and AccessIssue brief
Children & Families
Prior to COVID-19, the child care industry was heavily impacted by a variety of factors: minimum wage hikes, low reimbursement rates, overregulation/licensing requirements, lack of availability of infant care, lack of rural access and child care “deserts.” Many providers were already closing or eliminating subsidized care slots. Providers have had enormous challenges staying open due to poor business conditions prior to COVID-19. The pandemic only added to the financial burdens and uncertainty providers are experiencing.
Background checks Child care COVID-19/corona Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Early Achievers Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Working Connections Childcare (WCCC)