Early education programs need financial support, cleaning supplies, and health resources to avoid collapse, according to a survey conducted by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, based at UC Berkeley. More than 2,000 licensed child care centers and family child care homes responded to the survey. More than half of the programs have lost income due to low attendance or families not paying. Over three-quarters have laid off workers or eliminated benefits. Close to two-thirds of the programs that are still open reported they would not survive a closure of one month or longer, and about 1 in 7 of those already closed said they could not survive closure beyond the end of May. “The answer to this financial devastation is not rushing to reopen child care, it’s providing the financial and health resources that enable programs to be closed and reopen when it is safe to do so,” reads the brief.