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From the Front Lines of Child Care: Wendy’s Story

Wendy Dewall has lost thousands of dollars due to the pandemic, but is keeping her family child care open for the families who need her.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Britney’s Story

Family child care provider Britney Linn explains how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting her small business.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Jean’s Story

Family child care provider Jean Mathison hopes child care is seen as essential ALL the time.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Jamie’s Story

Family child care provider Jamie Brown describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her child care business and the families in her program.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Josalyn’s Story

Family child care provider Josalyn Williams is working hard to keep the children in her program healthy and on track developmentally during the pandemic.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Irene’s Story

Longtime family child care provider Irene Moore talks about the difficulty of running her program during the COVID-19 crisis.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Robyn’s Story

Family child care provider Robyn Rice is struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic and hopes more financial assistance is made available.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Hopkins Early Learning Center

The Executive Director of an early care and education program talks about the difficulties of maintaining her high-quality program during the pandemic.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Tammy’s Story

Tammy Neumann loves her job, but she’s worried the pandemic will make it tough for family child care businesses to survive.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Elisa’s Story

Family child care provider Elisa Vega is worried about what the future holds for families and her program as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens her livelihood.

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Rdella’s Story

“I think people are seeing how important we are, and the Governor sees that too. We are very important.”

From the Front Lines of Child Care: Shirley’s Story

Family child care provider Shirly Toby is staying open to care for the children of essential workers, but running a child care in the middle of a pandemic is extremely challenging.


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