Herr Research Center and the Erikson Institute published a research to policy brief in September 2020, Family Child Care Providers: Unsung Heroes in the COVID-19 Crisis. These institutions have been working on a project to better understand the decline of family child care providers prior to COVID-19. They are now looking into family child care during the pandemic. They conducted 22 focus groups in four states with 123 family child care providers.
The Financial Impact of COVID Licensing Standards on New Jersey Child Care Providers, National Institute for Early Education Research. “This paper examines in-depth the impact of new and existing regulations on child care providers’ revenues and expenditures, and the subsidy rates required to financially sustain child care providers in New Jersey.”
A Pandemic within a Pandemic: How Coronavirus and Systemic Racism Are Harming Infants and Toddlers of Color
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), released a new brief, A Pandemic within a Pandemic: How Coronavirus and Systemic Racism Are Harming Infants and Toddlers of Color, that unpacks the harm of systemic racism to children’s development and describes how the coronavirus pandemic has magnified pervasive inequities in health, education, employment, and other factors across race and ethnicity.
Programs that help families meet their basic needs urgently need immediate shoring up. And policymakers must prioritize families of color who are most harmed by the coronavirus. We make the case for focusing on the needs of families of color with infants and toddlers in coronavirus relief and systemic policy reform efforts to ensure that policies do not continue or add to inequities.