Over the past year, the challenges working parents with young children faced juggling both work and child care were exacerbated by the pandemic. Through a series of parent surveys, BPC has explored the implications of the pandemic on child care demand, caregiving responsibilities, and access to quality child care programs that meet the needs of working parents. And as economies recover, parents’ work situations will continue to change and impact the need for child care—meaning there is still so much that we don’t yet know.
Join BPC on Tuesday, June 22 for the release and discussion of BPC’s new survey findings on the changing nature of work and its implications on child care. With a lens focused on households in which all available parents are in the workforce, we will address the following:
- The need for and use of child care for parents working outside traditional work hours;
- The extent to which child care responsibilities have impacted a parent’s ability to work; and
- Parents’ preferences for child care arrangements.
The event will include a panel discussion with research and state perspectives on how these new data impact what we know about the child care supply gap facing many communities across the country.
Director of Client Services, Morning Consult
Deputy Director, Rhode Island Department of Human Services
Linda K. Smith
Director of the Early Childhood Initiative, BPC
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