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Interested in how the pandemic has affected families with young children? The University of Oregon is holding a longitudinal study looking specifically at the intersection of the pandemic and early childhood. You can learn more about it here.

Building Back for Equity: Guidance to inform 2021 early childhood grantmaking

This funders guide lays out a plan for a more sustainable, equitable early childhood education and care system. The plan was developed through an intensive facilitated process gathering ideas from parents and providers, particularly in communities of color. Recommendations for funders include to build community power and capacity locally and nationally, to advance state and…

Child Care is Key to Our Economic Recovery: What it will take to stabilize the system during this crisis – NWLC

This brief from NWLC provides new estimates of what it would cost to sustain the child care system during the coronavirus pandemic. Our nation’s child care system was already fragile before the coronavirus pandemic – providers operated on razor thin margins, workers made poverty level wages, and families struggled to afford care. Now, the public…

An Anti-Racist Approach to Supporting Child Care through COVID-19 and Beyond – CLASP

The pandemic’s impacts are not equally distributed among all of us. Communities of color are experiencing higher rates of illness and death. Employment, housing, and health care access inequities exacerbate these impacts. As funders develop strategies for supporting child care, it is important for equity to be front and center. This report from CLASP outlines…