American middle class families are struggling to pay for child care and its increasing costs.
Pandemic has severely hurt U.S. child care businesses
Parents in the United States are struggling to find decent and affordable care, but the pandemic has decimated the U.S. child care business. There are 360,000 fewer child care jobs, and most day care centers are enrolling fewer children, while others have simply closed permanently.
CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez talked to child care centers operators who managed to survive the COVID era.
COVID-19 disrupted the formal child care industry.
Many Daycare centers have closed and those providers still serving their communities have raised their fees to cover new safety measures -while competing for the few teachers willing to work.
Meanwhile, parents scratch their heads wondering how can they afford it.
We begin our series The Child Care Crisis with CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez, who explores the costs of child care for parents in Miami, Florida.
Investing in Shanghai’s children
Shanghai, China is investing more in childcare services.
See how one nursery in the city is taking care of children and giving parents some peace of mind.