Two in five child care providers will shut their doors permanently this month without additional public funding, according to a report recently released by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The report paints a picture of an industry struggling to survive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This puts a strain on many working parents as well, particularly “essential workers” who are juggling child care and careers.
On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Pam Tatum, CEO of the nonprofit Quality Care for Children, joined host Rose Scott to discuss how the pandemic is affected and how her organization is assisting parents and child care providers.
To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.