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A decline in Pennsylvania’s Child Care Works enrollment might be a sign the pandemic has forced low-income families to prioritize home care over earning a paycheck.
A staffing crisis at Pa. child care centers is upending family routines and slowing the economic recovery
The shortages, caused by low wages and razor-thin profit margins, have ripple effects that reach far beyond the classroom and affect everyone.
Childcare options in Pennsylvania essentially evaporated in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Underlying all the labor shortages? A ‘crisis’ in the child care sector creating a vicious cycle for working parents
“I’ve been in this industry for 30 years, we’ve always talked about the challenges of hiring … but we’ve never seen this before.”
Between March 2020 and the end of August 2021, 921 child care providers permanently closed in Pennsylvania and 680 new ones opened.
Five children died in a fire at a Pa. child care home. The tragedy changed state law, but some say more must be done.
A fire in Erie changed the rules for child care facilities across Pennsylvania. Under a new state law, child care operators must meet more stringent fire safety requirements to operate. Inspectors are looking to make sure of it.