The West Steps: Preventing the collapse of child care in Colorado
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 policy makers 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. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about potential solutions and how you can contribute.