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Child care is essential for three main reasons:
1. It provides care and education (builds brains) of the next generation of citizens, workers and community members.
2. It provides care and education for little children so their parents can go to work.
3. In and of itself it is a backbone to our economy, it is a large industry in and of itself and allows other businesses to employ workers.
For families with essential workers, we should connect people from unemployment services that successfully pass background checks and have experience working with children, providing proper PPE. Simply connect the supply with demand. And maybe provide some extra cash in their unemployment check.
We should provide child care subsidies for parents who are in registered apprenticeships or certified job training for in-demand middle wage jobs when their family incomes are below living wage (see MIT living wage calculator) or about 300% of Federal Poverty Level.
Families will be hesitant to send children back to school. Reassure students, families, and all school staff that daily temperature checks will be taken. Students will not be penalized for being sick. Staff will not lose jobs or wages for being sick. Stressing the health of the whole school community will keep us all safer.
When my center is cleared by the health department to reopen, we will need support, to be supplied with PPE and cleaning supplies to keep our employees safe.. we have started to develop protocols that all employees and families will follow. we want to assure we can financially support our center and will like to have as many children as possible in order to support our families.