How COVID-19 Is Forcing The U.S. To Face Its Child Care Crisis

The pandemic has left mothers struggling to balance work and child care. For some out of work, it’s become difficult to feed their families.

How COVID-19 Is Forcing The U.S. To Face Its Child Care Crisis
A young boy sits in his carriage as he joins his mother and two younger siblings waiting in a long line to receive boxes of donated food intended for residents of the Corona neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Kathy Willens / AP Photo/
How COVID-19 Is Forcing The U.S. To Face Its Child Care Crisis
A young boy sits in his carriage as he joins his mother and two younger siblings waiting in a long line to receive boxes of donated food intended for residents of the Corona neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Kathy Willens / AP Photo/

How COVID-19 Is Forcing The U.S. To Face Its Child Care Crisis

The pandemic has left mothers struggling to balance work and child care. For some out of work, it’s become difficult to feed their families.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the nation’s child care crisis, one that has kept parents — especially women — out of the U.S. workforce.

Reset takes a closer look at the pandemic’s impact on mothers across the country and child care providers around Illinois.

GUESTS: Diane Schanzenbach, director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University

Teresa Ramos, vice president of public policy and advocacy at Illinois Action for Children

Patricia Twymon, owner of Wee Are The World Home Daycare