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The PBS NewsHour has produced an upcoming week-long series on child care in the United States. It is anticipated that infants and toddlers and the particular needs/challenges in providing access to affordable, high quality care for them will be woven throughout the series. The series is scheduled to run in five segments over the course of the week of July 12th. Find your local PBS station to tune in.


A ReadyNation report found that the infant-and-toddler child care crisis inflicts an annual cost of $57 billion in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue on the U.S. economy. A new resource by ReadyNation shows an estimate of the economic impact of the infant-and-toddler child care crisis in each state. 

Click here to learn the estimated cost in your state.


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Senn and Wilson introduce fair start for kids to address child care shortage and economic recovery – Tana Senn (wa.gov)

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Child care providers - both for profit and non-profit - are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loan opportunities for small businesses. Better yet, these loans are forgiven under certain circumstances. 

Learn more at Paycheck Protection Program (sba.gov)

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State task force report details policies to stabilize and sustain child care industry 

and increase affordability for Washington families 

by Washington State Department of Commerce | Jan, 2021 

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Island County studying how to make child care more accessible, affordable

by Stanwood-Camano News, December 2020