Articles about child care


Child care hasn’t contributed to spread of COVID-19, Yale study says

Last updated: 11/30/2020

Child care centers across the country have suffered devastating financial losses this year. As scientists continue to look at how COVID-19 affects children, a new Yale...

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Why grandparents are the ultimate essential workers

Last updated: 11/29/2020

Willy de Lange (70) and Kiek Boelaars (65) have four grandchildren aged between six and nine: two granddaughters from Willy’s daughter, two grandsons from her son. The couple,...

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Parents report struggles with virtual and hybrid instruction

Last updated: 11/28/2020

Parents whose children are learning in person full time are the most pleased with the quality of their child’s education. The hybrid on/off approach, meanwhile, isn’t providing...

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Under-fives are spending more time away from their parents 'compared to previous generations'

Last updated: 11/28/2020

Under-fives are spending more time away from their parents compared to previous generations, a study has found.  Analysis by the Nuffield Foundation found that today’s...

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Is there a crisis in child care?

Last updated: 11/28/2020

Health-care access, educational inequities, and racial disparities are issues that are not new to the United States, but COVID-19 has certainly brought new attention to these...

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Building Back Better: ZERO TO THREE's Baby Agenda

Last updated: 11/27/2020

The experience of the pandemic has laid bare what families already knew: Our systems for supporting the health and well-being of young children and families are threadbare. Here...

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We Have a Discipline Problem in Early Ed. What Are We Doing to Help Educators Fix It?

Last updated: 11/27/2020

Many of us have seen the disturbing and heart-wrenching videos of young children being handcuffed, removed from their classrooms, and pleading to stay at school. It's no...

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The Best Way to Encourage Toddler Manners - Janet Lansbury

Last updated: 11/24/2020

A parent is concerned that her 2.5-year-old won’t say hello or goodbye to adults, including people he’s familiar with like neighbors and teachers. This mom says that she’s tried...

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Use It Or Lose It: Parents Set Wages Aside For Child Care. Now It's At Risk

Last updated: 11/23/2020

Norah Perez's children had been going to day care since they were four months old. That came to an abrupt end this spring when the coronavirus hit and their day care...

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Want to Strengthen New Mexico’s Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis

Last updated: 11/20/2020

New Mexico’s working parents know how difficult it is to find child care that’s accessible, affordable, and high-quality. This problem is particularly acute for parents of very...

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