America's Child-Care Crisis - Rethinking an Essential Business
Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
The child-care industry—essential to American families and to the American economy—is at risk of complete collapse. Before COVID-19 struck, the child-care industry faced funding issues and staffing dilemmas, while families struggled to find—or simply afford—quality child care. The reality is that COVID-19 has only exacerbated the challenges of the already-fragile child-care ecosystem. America’s Child-Care Crisis takes a hard look at the current state of the industry and explores how to save this critical service by:Identifying the systemic changes neededAltering public opinion of the fieldSecuring state and federal dollars for the private sectorPrioritizing the growth of family child-care homesEducating parents on quality care and helping them access itObtaining business supportChild-care is a system that is too critical to fail—we cannot survive without it. Together, we can reimagine the child-care industry for all Americans whose livelihoods depend on it.