A new report quantifies the cost of women pulling back from work to care for kids during the pandemic.
Pulling back from work can put parents behind indefinitely on their career tracks.
COVID-19 has driven women's unemployment rate higher than men's and could worsen the gender pay gap in the long term.
As families turn to nannies for child care, some are screening candidates by whether they've had COVID-19, hoping they won't bring the virus into the home.
An industry stretched thin before the pandemic is now at a breaking point.
A quarter of Iowans live in a child care desert, and many more struggle to find affordable, quality child care for their kids.
About 85% of the children in state custody have a parent who struggles with substance use disorder. The system is straining to care for them.
One in 12 kids in the US has asthma.
There's a growing need for round-the-clock child care centers.
A pilot program is underway in Massachusetts, while New Hampshire already has 200 day care centers participating in its purchasing group program.