A recent New York Times article spotlighted what many of us have already known, the child care workforce is in crisis. While we know the workforce is severely underpaid, child care programs that often run on razor thin margins cannot raise wages to what our child care workforce deserves. And the pandemic has only made this worse.
In June 2020, ACNJ surveyed child care programs to better understand the impact of the pandemic on the already fragile workforce. But with things rapidly changing, ACNJ surveyed child care programs again this past May to see how programs have been faring over the past year. Below is our our updated snapshot.