March 17, 2022

The pandemic has worsened working conditions for child care workers, who have long been among the lowest-paid workers in the country. Some child care workers are leaving the profession. A recent report found that those who have stayed are feeling crushed and frustrated by their circumstances, dealing with food insecurity and lack of health insurance and retirement funds.


  • Donise Keller, Child care provider, Antioch
  • Karen D’Souza, Reporter, EdSource

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