Many working parents were already struggling. Then the pandemic hit.
It's the latest example of how the pandemic is exacerbating inequality.
Texas allowed child care centers to open n May, but the high infection rates and hospitalizations of COVID-19 in Austin this summer made some wary of reopening.
For many Americans, the child care system has always been a financial burden.
Florida State University has amended its policy, saying employees while on the clock at home can't also be caring for their children.
About 350,000 child care workers are currently out of a job.
With many daycares facing extended closures because of COVID-19, parents and child care providers alike are grappling with that question.
Demand for child care is high and in some places, there are shortages. A number of startups believe the answer lies in in-home child care.