The West Steps

Preventing the collapse of child care in Colorado

March 20, 2020 Colorado Children's Campaign Season 2 Episode 10
The West Steps
Preventing the collapse of child care in Colorado
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The West Steps
Preventing the collapse of child care in Colorado
Mar 20, 2020 Season 2 Episode 10
Colorado Children's Campaign

Child care and early childhood education systems are on the verge of collapsing in Colorado as families self-isolate and child care providers close. Alle providers run on tuition and attendance-based revenue from governments. With no payments and very thin margins, many providers report that they are in danger of closing permanently--at a time when essential workers like medical staff need them. Advocates and policymakers are working on emergency solutions to ensure essential personnel can sign up for child care and providers can offer space and workers to provide it. A website to make those connections, www.covidchildcarecolorado.com, was launched in just a few days.  

Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)

Show Notes

Child care and early childhood education systems are on the verge of collapsing in Colorado as families self-isolate and child care providers close. Alle providers run on tuition and attendance-based revenue from governments. With no payments and very thin margins, many providers report that they are in danger of closing permanently--at a time when essential workers like medical staff need them. Advocates and policymakers are working on emergency solutions to ensure essential personnel can sign up for child care and providers can offer space and workers to provide it. A website to make those connections, www.covidchildcarecolorado.com, was launched in just a few days.  

Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)