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Hundreds of Pa. child-care centers have closed, and some fear it will get worse

Between March and the beginning of September, more than 260 licensed child-care programs across Pennsylvania permanently closed, according to Department of Human Services records.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Pa. child care advocates fear new Gov. Wolf policy will break the industry

“The whole child care infrastructure is really at stake,” said Kim Follet, CEO of Play and Learn. “We are not all of the sudden going to rebound because it is September.”

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

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New study says Pennsylvania’s child care industry needs millions more in aid to survive

Providers said they are struggling to pay bills, institute costly COVID-19 safety measures and find the cash to rehire staff.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads