Babies and toddlers are feeling pandemic stress, too

Apr 6, 2021
Myra Jones-Taylor of Zero to Three says children and babies can feel the stress and instability that has come with the pandemic.
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An epidemiologist reflects on her pandemic child care decision

Apr 5, 2021
“I think I made the best decision I could,” said Whitney Robinson, a professor and public health expert.
When schools and day cares shut down last spring, epidemiologist Whitney Robinson faced a choice.
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Diaper banks have been struggling to keep up with demand

Mar 30, 2021
Diaper banks provide free diapers and often other infant supplies to parents who need them. This year, they're busier than ever.
Kids use anywhere from five to 12 diapers a day (or more) for the first three years of their lives. That’s an expense of at least $80 a month. And that doesn’t include wipes.
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"Looking after children during the pandemic is uplifting"

Jan 13, 2021
Roopam Carroll runs a day care center in Nottingham, England. She explains how caregivers enable other kinds of work.
Roopam Carroll runs a day care center in Nottingham, England.
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Child care crisis could cost women $64.5 billion in lost wages

Oct 30, 2020
A new report quantifies the cost of women pulling back from work to care for kids during the pandemic.
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1 in 5 parents quit job or took leave to deal with remote school

Oct 23, 2020
Pulling back from work can put parents behind indefinitely on their career tracks.
The need to supervise kids at home has led to some parents dropping out of the work force.
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Women three times more likely than men to not work during pandemic because of child care

Aug 21, 2020
COVID-19 has driven women's unemployment rate higher than men's and could worsen the gender pay gap in the long term.
Child care needs are part of the reason the current recession has had a greater effect on women than on men.
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