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Is the end of federal relief money worsening an child care crisis?

February 27, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

According to the NAEYC analysis of survey responses from 10,128 early childhood educators nationwide, 55% of all respondents said they knew of at least one child care program closing in their community in the past six months. Only 30% were aware of a new program opening, and 11% said four or more programs closed in their community.

About 36% of directors, owners and operators said they were paying more in rent compared to 6 months earlier. Nearly half (49%) reported paying more for liability insurance.

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