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September'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 September 2021.



City of Columbus announces $3.5 million in COVID relief funds to help rebuild child care industry

Lack of access to safe, affordable child care creates crisis for parents, business owners and children

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio children's hospitals seeing influx, more serious COVID-19 cases 'than ever before'

Columbus council to consider allocating more than $4 million for pre-K schooling

Early childhood education programs vital to our kids' success

Columbus Monthly

An Ohio State Study Sheds Light on Kids Being Left Behind

Dayton Daily News

Child care crisis: Costs, worker shortage leading to ‘untenable’ situation

Op-ed: Child care is a smart investment in kids, families and businesses

Op-ed: ‘Investing in early childhood education is investing in our future’

Moms pivot, juggle to balance work and child care in pandemic

Local child care can cost up to $15,000 for one child

Child care responsibilities hindered work

Enrollment dropped for many Preschool Promise providers during pandemic

Record numbers of women left labor force in 2020

Child care funding controversial among area legislators


Ohioans Lack Access To Affordable, Quality Childcare

Morning Journal

Report shows Lorain County Head Start improved amid pandemic

News 5 Cleveland

77% of child care centers in Ohio experience shortages in staffing, survey says

Ohio children's hospital leaders warn of 'perfect storm' of COVID and RSV cases

News AKMI Media

‘High cost and scarcity of daycare’ is contributing to labor shortage, says Cleveland Fed President Mester

Portsmouth Daily Times

Safe Babies Court Team is up and running in Scioto County

Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio kids’ show elevated lead blood levels at more than twice the national rate, study finds

Springfield News-Sun

Child care crisis: Costs, worker shortage leading to ‘untenable’ situation

Local child care can cost up to $15,000 for one child

Child care responsibilities hindered work

Child care funding controversial among area legislators

The Toledo Blade

Op-ed: A bridge to the future for Toledo’s kids


As Congress debates pre-K funding, Preschool Promise says guaranteed preschool gets results here


Ohio Children's Hospitals sound the alarm on COVID-19 impact on kids


ABC News

Biden plan seeks to expand education, from pre-K to college


Why Aren’t We Paying Child-Care Workers Enough?


How the Child Care Crisis Became a Global Economic Fiasco

Child-Care Crunch Could Trigger a Double-Dip Recession for Women

Business Insider

Over 100 economists urge Democrats to include affordable childcare in their $3.5 trillion spending plan

CBS News

With child care unaffordable, many parents struggle to stay employed

Families struggle to afford child care

Center for American Progress

More Than 125 Economists and Public Policy Scholars Agree That Investing in Child Care Is Necessary for Children, Families, and the Economy

Center for Health Care Strategies

Engaging Families in Program and Policy Development to Advance Health Equity


The earliest child tax credit payments meant 3.3 million households with kids had enough to eat

America’s ‘unworkable’ child-care system is failing families, Treasury Department says


Survey: Majority of Parents Say Child Care Problems Hurt Their Careers

First Five Years Fund

Child Care Is a Winning Issue Among Key Voter Groups


How much families would save on childcare if Biden’s $3.5 trillion plan passes

The Guardian

Finding childcare has always been hard for US workers. Today, it’s harder

Los Angeles Times

America wants parents back at work. Is it ready to help foot the bill for childcare?

Our collective amnesia about childcare


America’s child care system is failing families. Just ask the Treasury Department.

Child tax credit money eluding low-income families


Parents can now sign up for child tax credit in Spanish: ‘It’s a huge, massive step for figuring out how to reach all communities’


Parents struggle as Covid pandemic makes affordable child care harder to find

NBC News

Harris and Yellen urge Congress to back affordable child care proposal

The New York Times

Lessons on Child Care, From the Military

The Biden administration looks to expanded child care funds to combat labor shortages.

‘Can’t Compete’: Why Hiring for Child Care Is a Huge Struggle


Babies, The Delta Variant And COVID: What Parents Need To Know The Impact of Child Care on Women and the Labor Market


U.S. childcare in short supply as burned-out workers quit, new hires hard to find

Yellen, Harris to argue that investment in child care benefits overall economy

USA Today

Finding day care was already a 'confusing and frustrating maze.' Coronavirus made it worse.

The Wall Street Journal

Counting Little Kids Is a Big Challenge for the U.S. Census

The Washington Post

Democrats ready $450 billion plan to expand child care, pre-K

Child care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy

Op-ed: Our child-care system has been failing women (and men and kids). That may soon change.

Yahoo! Finance

New Child Tax Credit Update: Democrats Officially Push For Extending $300 Monthly Payment to Families Until 2025

Yahoo! News

Local child care can cost up to $15,000 for one child

Child care crisis: Costs, worker shortage leading to 'untenable' situation

Record numbers of women left labor force in 2020


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