Child Care Is Essential Act Provides Needed Relief to Parents and Care Workers

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The Child Care is Essential Act would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund to help child care centers remain open and operating through the pandemic, as well attempt to repair the nation’s broken child care system for the 21.5 million workers with a child under the age of six. (and the rest / Flickr)

The financial recession brought on by COVID-19 has undoubtedly been a ‘she-cession.’ The industries hit hardest by the pandemic––leisure, hospitality, education and health care––employ disproportionate numbers of women and people of color.

Child care centers are among the women-dominated industries struggling to remain in business in the midst of coronavirus. At the same time, as economies start to come back online, help is desperately needed to support the 21.5 million workers with a child under the age of six.

In an effort to save both the child…

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