Hawaii Public Radio - State Lacks Child Care Plan As Parents Return To Work

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Gov. David Ige’s announced in his most recent emergency proclamation that more businesses can reopen on Thursday. Licensed child care services can open but for parents that now able to go back to work, they may find it hard  to find supervision for their children and find affordable care due to many child care providers closing or downsizing due to COVID-19. Executive Director of Hawaii Children's Action Network, Deborah Zysman says "if  child care provider is open, they are serving far fewer kids than before, because of the social distancing, perhaps you're serving a quarter of the children," she said. "The margins for child care were very tight even before [COVID-19], so without additional financial support, in general, child care providers cannot reopen...". Read the full article here. 

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