Child care is critical if more parents are going to return to work.
“We've never invested in the ability of families to afford the care that they need,” says Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Many working parents were already struggling. Then the pandemic hit.
The CDC says two out of every three caregivers are women, who support not only children but also adults with chronic illnesses.
They're pinched by rising costs and a shortage of skilled caregivers.