Childcare Industry in Flux After Pandemic Exacerbates Existing Crisis

During the pandemic, you’ve likely seen stories about the childcare crisis in America, with centers closing because they can’t find or keep staff, meanwhile families can’t find open spots or ones they can afford.

Tom Copeland says this isn’t new, that childcare has been in crisis for decades, the pandemic just made it worse. Copeland has been working in the industry for over 40 years as a trainer, advocate, and author of nine books related to family childcare. He explains how the industry is in flux and why it’s not yet clear what it will look like when the dust settles.

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