What We're Reading: February 2022

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 February 2022.


OHIO NEWS

10TV

Children's Mental Health Week on 10TV


Cincinnati Enquirer

Pandemic fuels child-care staff absences, rattling parents and posing threat to kindergarten readiness


Opinion: Education key to child abuse prevention


Cleveland.com

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb adds two cabinet members focused on youth, education


Opinion: Shame on lawmakers pushing needy kids to the back of the line - again


The Columbus Dispatch

Opinion: 'Parents are telling us what they need to get back to work.' Fix child care


Why aren't moms returning to workforce? Columbus Conversation to tackle child care crisis


Columbus Conversation on child care crisis


Video: Columbus Conversation: Why can't we afford the child care crisis?


'Our only option is to stay at home with our kids.' Child care crisis keeps moms from work


Columbus officials: Hilltop kids have less 'quality' preschool programs than rest of city


Dayton Daily News

Preschool Promise sees fast growth with Dayton 3-year-old enrollment


Groundwork Ohio

How One Ohio County is Leveraging COVID Relief Funds to Expand Access to Quality Child Care


Knox Pages

Development foundation seeks public input on child care issues


WKU Public Radio

Parents struggle for support in Ohio Valley child care ‘deserts’


WOSU Public Media

Children services' group tells Congress about crisis among Ohio workers, kids in foster care


NATIONAL NEWS

The 74 Million

‘We Have First-Graders Who Can’t Sing the Alphabet Song’: Pandemic Continues to Push Young Readers Off Track, New Data Shows


The Associated Press

Pfizer asks FDA to allow COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5


Axios

Child care squeeze fuels Great Resignation


Bloomberg

America’s Child Care Providers Are Still Struggling to Survive


CBS News

"Nobody wins. Everyone suffers": High cost of child care strains families


The Century Foundation

Families with Young Children Are Losing $13 Billion a Year While Child Care Sector Struggles during the Pandemic


Child Care Aware of America

Demanding Change: Repairing our Child Care System


CNBC

Child care now costs more than $10,000 per year on average—here’s why that’s a problem


CNN

Millions of children could lose Medicaid coverage once the public health emergency ends


Forbes

Commentary: Diaper Need: The Invisible Public Health Crisis


Fortune

Pandemic-shattered childcare sector is costing young parents $13 billion a year as they’re forced to cut back on work


16,000 childcare providers shut down in the pandemic. It’s a really big deal


The cost of childcare has risen by 41% during the pandemic with families spending up to 20% of their salaries


Healthcare Innovation

Cincinnati-Area Hospitals to Get ‘Mama Certified’


The Hechinger Report

We struggle to measure quality child care — and even more to fund it


How the pandemic is affecting babies’ brains


Los Angeles Times

Opinion: America’s approach to early childhood education is completely unsustainable


Marketplace

Child-care costs are outpacing inflation — the average cost of daycare for infants now exceeds in-state college tuition fees


Child care disruptions have been driving more women than men to quit their jobs


National Geographic

How pandemic isolation is affecting young kids' developing minds


The New York Times

Opinion: How to Fix Child Care Before the Next Pandemic Wave


NBC

Number of American children in poverty grows by 3.7 million following child tax credit expiration


NPR

When moms get vaccinated during pregnancy, babies get protection too, study shows


Quartz

New data show just how badly the US lags in public spending on children


US News & World Report

Where the Child Care Crisis Is Hitting America the Hardest


The U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Surged by Nearly 20% in 2020


Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Baby, Study Says


The Washington Post

For low-income parents, no day care often means no pay


Developmental milestones just changed for the first time in years


Yahoo! Money

Child Tax Credit helped some parents start their own business, study finds

 

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