Early Care and Education (Child Care) and COVID-19
With a target date of May 18 to reopen many businesses in Miami-Dade, you may be wondering where you will be able to leave your children in safe and educational care as many child care centers are closed or struggling to stay alive. More than 60% of licensed early education and care providers across the United States have already shut down because of the crisis according to a survey by the Bipartisan Policy Center
. Some centers are still open, taking in the children of essential workers. However, those centers are also struggling as they’re seeing fewer kids coming in, and are grappling with confusing (and expensive) guidance on how to keep them safe. Without safe and secure early education and care options, many parents may not be able to get back to work.
The Children’s Movement of Florida has launched a statewide survey to understand parents’ use and feelings towards child care through the COVID-19 pandemic. We would appreciate it if you shared your thoughts by completing this survey at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C9WZDG6 in English
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YB6SSHK in Spanish
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YBSNR6Z in Haitian Creole
If you complete the survey (in 1 of the 3 languages), you will be eligible to win a $50 Public gift card.
We hope the results from this survey will help inform state leaders’ decisions now and in the months to come, and that it might prove useful for child care providers, as well. We will provide a summary of results when the survey ends. Thank you!
Source: Huffpost and The Children’s Movement of Florida