Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Arizona's COVID-19 child care crisis: How lack of child care threatens Arizona's COVID-19 recovery and public policy solutions to consider

Throughout the public health crisis, child care businesses were faced with many difficult decisions; the biggest one being whether to remain open. Providers had to weigh many factors, including, but not limited to: the health and safety of their students and staff; supporting the working families who needed care for their children throughout the pandemic; and their operating expenses that were drastically impacted as a result of disenrollment of children. Various data sources suggest that between one-third and two-third of centers remained closed at the beginning of July 2020, and a survey of providers revealed many programs would not be able to remain open or reopen without financial assistance. Weekly data collected from a subset of providers – those participating in a quality improvement initiative through First Things First – shows the fragility of early learning programs overall; although half of participating providers generally have remained open, providers are temporarily closing and reopening on a weekly basis (Figure 1). (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Fact Sheets & Briefs
United States

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

Sustaining & adapting during the pandemic: The enduring impact of COVID-19 on early care & learning providers

Fact Sheets & Briefsview

Providers’ confidence in practices related to COVID-19: Results from a 2020 study of the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant Program

Fact Sheets & Briefsview

Refining CCDF disaster plans following the COVID-19 pandemic

Fact Sheets & Briefsview
Release: 'v1.1.0' | Built: 2021-11-18 15:07:57 EST