Women workers could bear economic brunt as federal child care funding ends

BY: - September 30, 2023

Parents struggled to pay for child care and child care centers strained to retain workers well before 2020, but the pandemic accelerated many of the industry’s struggles and without the federal money many would have shut their doors. Now some of that money is going away.

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How states are trying to ease the child care crunch | Analysis

BY: - March 27, 2023

The efforts come as federal pandemic aid is set to end.

Mrs. Dee opened a Philly child care center mid-pandemic. It’s been hard

BY: - August 1, 2022

The center provides a snapshot of the child care sector’s difficult comeback after more than two years of COVID safety rules, staff shortages, and financial strain.

Wolf admin announces $655M in aid to child care providers

BY: - September 28, 2021

Licensed providers can submit applications for one-time grants. If approved, they will have 9 months to use the funds and report to DHS.

Daycare centers shouldered big costs, shutdowns from COVID-19. Some say they can’t reopen without more aid.

BY: - August 17, 2020

A new report by Penn State Harrisburg found that the pandemic is poised to create $325 million in new costs for Pennsylvania day care centers,

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems as House passes package to rescue child care industry

BY: and - July 30, 2020

The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the pandemic.

Wolf announces $53M in aid to child care centers to help them through pandemic

BY: - July 6, 2020

Pa. has already distributed $51 million in funding to eligible childcare providers, with another $116 million to be distributed in the coming months.