Child Care Reopening and Recovery

Introduction

As states and governors continue working to flatten the curve, plans have been developed and finalized in many states to reopen businesses. In supporting both the child care and early learning workforce and the economy as a whole, child care is reopening for parents to return to work. During the pandemic, some child care centers across the nation remained open for essential workers, operating under specific guidelines for health and safety. As other businesses reopen, states are reopening child care, with guidelines and restrictions, for families in non-essential business. This memo looks at emerging state models in child care reopening and recovery, and outlines considerations for governors and other state early childhood leaders.

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