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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.