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October's Early Childhood Education in the News

Each month, Groundwork Ohio reads the latest and greatest resources on early education and health from a wide variety of sources. Below is a compilation of the most important articles we have read throughout October 2021.


ABC 6 News

Lawmakers pushing for "bill of rights" for Ohio foster kids

The Canton Repository

Child care owner embraces her mission

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Opinion: Expanding and updating child care tax credit would benefit millions of employers, employees and families

Cincinnati Public Radio

Child care centers are facing a staffing crisis

To fight maternal mortality, Ohio Medicaid to extend women’s coverage to 12 months after they deliver babies

Letter to the editor: For many parents, economic opportunity starts with affordable child care

Op-ed: Child-care problems could become a health-care-staffing crisis

Columbus Business First

From the editor: Childcare shortfall undermining economic recovery

The Columbus Dispatch

Expanded Child Tax Credit should be made permanent, research says

Daycare centers still struggling to find workers almost two years into pandemic


Better Metrics At Core Of Children's Behavioral Health Group's Suggestions

Local 12 Cincinnati

Keeping the Promise: New data shows Cincinnati Preschool Promise program is working

Ohio Capital Journal

Congress has a plan for universal pre-K. Will states opt in?

Analysis: Child tax credit provides needed stability amid pandemic recovery

NBC 24 News

Ohio Governor's Imagination Library expands to bring more books to Toledo

News 5 Cleveland

Cleveland City Council receives proposed ARPA funding recommendations for housing, mitigating lead exposure

Limited access to day care curtails rebound employment rates

Star Beacon

Area child care centers struggling to staff up

The Times Leader

Grant boosts lead paint exposure screening efforts for Ohio babies


Registration open for Public Health’s infant safe sleep event in Montgomery County


Ohio senator says supply chain issue includes wages, work conditions and child care


$262 Million In Federal Pandemic Aid Allocated For Ohio Schools And Childcare


The Associated Press

Exacerbated by pandemic, child care crisis hampers economy


Child care economics weigh on the recovery

Bloomberg Law

EPA Launches Lead Exposure Effort to Help Vulnerable Communities

Meet the childcare workers who love their jobs but are quitting over low pay and stressful conditions

The Boston Globe

Parents pay a small fortune for child care. So why are so many providers struggling?

Business Insider

Biden's Commerce Secretary demands higher pay for childcare workers. 'Our economy cannot run without these women.'

3 ways to fix the vicious cycle that's disrupting childcare and making the labor shortage worse

CBS News

America's child care crisis: Parents struggle as facilities close nationwide due to staffing shortage

Can we fix America's child care crisis? States implement solutions to avert disaster

Center for American Progress

Investing in Home Care and Early Childhood Educators Has Outsize Impacts on Employment


Make Child Care More Affordable: States Should Use Relief Funds to Increase Income Eligibility


An investment in child care would help lift some Latina women out of poverty, analysis finds

CNN Politics

Negotiators near agreement on key Biden priorities expanding child care and universal pre-K


Family farms are struggling with two hidden challenges: health insurance and child care

First Five Years Fund

Families in Rural Communities Face Acute Child Care Challenges

POTUS, VP, and FLOTUS Hit the Road for Child Care and Preschool in the Build Back Better Act


Tying Together Child Care Benefits With Employee Retention

The Hechinger Report

Opinion: Home-based child care providers deserve better pay, working conditions and respect

Opinion: One way to make universal preschool a reality — Head Start for all

The Hill

Opinion: Families can't wait: We must address the child care supply gap today

Los Angeles Times

A child-care crisis is keeping women out of the workforce for longer


Why there's a child care shortage, and how parents are coping

Hire by hire, child care centers chip away at labor shortage

Day care providers struggle to compete with rising wages

NBC News

Future of child tax credit may be foggy, but its benefits are growing clearer

The New York Times

How Other Nations Pay for Child Care. The U.S. Is an Outlier.

Moms Are Back to Work, But Child Care Resources Are ‘Laughable’

When Child Care Costs Twice as Much as the Mortgage

Is Child Care A Public Responsibility?

Opinion: Why Is Raising a Child in the United States So Hard?


1 in 3 working families is struggling to find the child care they desperately need

Pediatricians say the mental health crisis among kids has become a national emergency

Day care for disabled children requires better funding, parents and experts say.


Democrats defend their child care plan against unexpected attack

PBS Newshour

Biden promotes investments in child care to help working families

Roll Call

Child care funds likely spared the budget ax other programs face

San Francisco Chronicle

Black maternal mortality rates are a national embarrassment. Doulas can help The Washington Post

Op-ed: Government funding is critical to raise wages for child-care workers

Why child-care workers are quitting

Op-ed: Unless Congress acts, only the rich will be able to afford child care

US News & World Report

Child Care Providers Say They Can't Access Relief Money

USA Today

'Crisis level': Child care providers grapple with a worker shortage as federal relief is slow to help

The Wall Street Journal

Millions of Workers Stay Home to Watch Young Children as Daycares Struggle


Underlying all the labor shortages? A ‘crisis’ in the child care sector creating a vicious cycle for working parents

Yahoo! Finance

Child care woes leave small biz 'struggling to get people in' as job growth fizzles

Why Child Care Still Plays a Significant Role in Getting Parents Back to Work

Yahoo! News

‘One paycheck away from losing everything’: Why the child care crisis is especially hard for Black mothers


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