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Child care and the optimal health and well-being of our youngest children remain key issues covered by media outlets in Wisconsin and across the country.

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Child Care

The death of a day care: When a child care center closes, an entire community is affected (The 19th News)

Women’s equal pay: To fix the pay gap, fix the childcare issue (Yahoo! Finance)

Some Milwaukee County parents leaving workforce due to sky-high child care costs (Wisconsin Watch)

Report raises concerns about child care access in Wisconsin as federal support ends (Wisconsin State Journal)

Wisconsin mothers look for solutions to child care deserts (CBS News)

Business campaign raises its profile for child care aid in state budget (Wisconsin Examiner)

People rally for a permanent Child Care Counts program in Wisconsin (WKOW)

Area childcare program leaders warn of looming crisis as funding runs low (Kenosha News) 

Rep. Billings visits La Crosse, discusses child care funding (WXOW) 

Smith, Emerson implore need for state aid to child care centers (Leader Telegram) 

‘It takes a toll on you’: Moms discuss child care strains as legislators push for funding (CBS 58) 

Childcare Providers Close Doors To Bring Awareness To Child Care Crisis (WORT) 

Child care can cost as much as college. What can be done to fix broken early education system (Journal Sentinel)

More than half of Wisconsinites live in child care desert, system in desperate need of help (Post-Crescent)

Wisconsin Families may soon seen child care costs rising as funding help declines  (Post-Crescent)

1 in 4 parents report being fired for work interruptions due to child care breakdowns (The 19th News)

A third of Wisconsin child care centers could close if economic conditions don’t improve (Wisconsin State Journal)

Child care providers, parents campaign for new budget infusion (Wisconsin Examiner)

Wisconsin child care providers struggle as COVID-19 relief funds end (Wisconsin Public Radio)

How to reduce infections and improve health conditions in child care (Vox)

Families are ‘drowning’ as early child care programs face widespread staffing shortages (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Jackson County sees success with efforts to combat child care crisis (Wisconsin Rapids Tribune)

Child care industry struggles with shortage of workers (ABC News)

Why You Can’t Find Child Care: 100,000 Workers Are Missing (The New York Times)

Community partners work together to solve the child care crisis  (WSAW-TV)

‘It takes a village’: Antigo community comes together to support reopening a reimagined child care center (WSAW-TV)

Child care centers in the Fox Valley are struggling (NBC26 Green Bay)

Funding child care like K-12 education is 1 long-term option as Wis. looks for solutions to challenges (WSAW-TV)

GMC Panel Explores Early Education, the Workforce, and Economic Development (Milwaukee Succeeds)

How Companies Can Address the Childcare Crisis With Benefit Changes (Forbes)

Rural communities need federal child care investments (Center for American Progress)

The state of child care in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Public Radio)

The state of Wisconsin child care, some industry experts say is in ‘crisis’ (WSAW-TV)

Solving the childcare crisis will take more than just one organization to bring a solution (WXOW)

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association: Advocacy initiative dedicated to state’s youngest children, families set to make lasting impact (Wis Business)

Both sides of the aisle want to improve child care access — they just don’t agree on how (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Advocacy group shines spotlight on child care need, potential solutions (Wisconsin Examiner)

A Coalition of Caring: How Wisconsin Advocates Are Building a System of Child Care for Infants and Toddlers (Children’s Funding Project)

Wisconsin child care coalition launches new initiative to urge investment, expansion of child care programs (Wisconsin Public Radio)