In-home Child Care Needs Government Support

February 10, 2021

Now more than ever, the government needs to invest in in-home childcare. Not tomorrow, not in 2030, but now.

In the last few months, we’ve seen how extraordinarily valuable in-home child care programs. We’ve been finding that a lot of the leaders we speak to are delegating distance learning to parents, or offering no support at all.

Some centers and some before- and after-school programs are taking in school-aged children, but as usual, it’s really fragmented, and almost exclusively comes at an additional cost.

In a time like this, we need to look at where we can make immediate and long-term impact: in-home child care. The resilience of in-home child care programs is unmatched, and because of their small size and ability to adhere to strict health codes, they’ve been able to weather the pandemic and stay open.

The federal government needs to support the in-home movement.

Whether it’s through tax breaks or subsidies, I don’t feel the government is doing all it can.In-home care is a serious contender to solving the childcare deficit. These programs are more sustainable, easier to keep clean, and offer unparalleled learning environments.

Let’s keep pushing to support our parents, teachers, and children.

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