New Yale Study Finds Masking in Child Care Programs Minimizes Closings

A new Yale study found that child care programs in the United States that practiced child masking early in the COVID-19 pandemic (May-June 2020) experienced a 13% reduction in program closure within the following year, and continued child masking throughout the one-year study period was associated with a 14% reduction in program closure.


Child Care Shortages Holding Back North Carolina Economy, Business Leaders Say

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North Carolina business leaders are calling for changes in child care to help stimulate the state’s economy and replenish the workforce, citing a new report that says child care is a crucial part of the overall workforce.


Survey Finds NC Child Care Programs Face Critical Staffing Shortages

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A new survey highlights the struggles North Carolina child care providers are facing as the state continues to recover from the pandemic. Many say they’re having a difficult time hiring and retaining qualified staff.


An $805 Million Investment in NC Child Care Amid Covid

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The pandemic has exposed the frailties and necessities of the state’s child care infrastructure. North Carolina is offering millions in federal aid to combat some of that.