After months of seeing the news, reading the reports and listening to child care providers, advocates and organizations about the shaky state of the child care industry and begging congress for child care relief - there are still more reports to be read and more advocacy to be done. Here are some reports for you to help communicate the needs of the child care community as we plan to move beyond the pandemic with a stronger child care system.
Child Care Aware of America: Picking up the Pieces, a dynamic report that looks at data from 2019 and layered the impact of COVID-19 on top to explore Access to Child Care, The Affordability of Child Care and Child Care Quality.
Alliance for Early Success: New Policy Roadmap for Transforming Post-Pandemic Child Care, identifies 4 key areas that advocates and policy leaders who work at the state and federal levels should consider advocating for or implementing.
Child Care was Broken Before COVID. Now It's Worse: How we got here and how to fix it. A paper by Capita and Homegrown. There is also a webinar scheduled for a conversation with providers and advocates about the paper and rebuilding the child care system.
First Five Years Fund: Voters Now View Child Care as an Essential Service like Healthcare and Education FFYF executed a national poll which revealed a clear impact of how voters view child care after the pandemic. Results, graphics and more.
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, prepandemic - in March 2020 - released a report called Addressing the Decreasing Number of Family Child Care Providers in the United States
What are your experiences with child care and the pandemic? How are your local policymakers supporting the essential work of child care providers? CACFP Sponsors, how are you doing with the decreasing child care providers? Comment below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep the conversation going as we convene virtually in November to talk CACFP in the now. Learn more: https://www.ccfproundtable.org/2020conference