SCAN spoke to more than 20 volunteers who work with children to hear, in their words, how the coronavirus is affecting them. Here are four of their stories.
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Colorado is seriously lacking accessible child care and early ed spots. Just this year, I stood outside at 4 am, for four hours, to assure the two soon-to-be preschoolers would have a slot. Something has to change.
My twin boys are now six months old and I’m just returning back to my full-time role as CEO. I’ve been fully engaged in the jigsaw puzzle of piecing together care from my parents and friends, paying for someone to come into our home, and hoping to get off the waitlist at a child care center. I can’t help but think, what about those who don’t have any of these supports?
Whether you’re a parent, doctor, teacher, business owner or employee, the issue of quality child care can – and likely does – matter to you. Parents, pediatricians and educators know how critical the first five years of children’s lives are …
My husband and I thought we were ahead of the game when we called child care facilities before our child was even born. We were shocked to learn that almost every place had a daunting wait list. This is the reality of living in a child care desert. It’s also the reason I’m heading to DC to petition lawmakers to make a change for families.
It’s critical that Congress hears from us and keeps their promise to invest in kids by protecting funding for early learning programs like Head Start and child care.