The Ultimate List of Resources for Child Care Providers in 2020

Child care is experiencing a massive transformation that is bringing both opportunities and challenges to the field. To understand these shifts, we surveyed hundreds of child care providers, spoke to experts, and interviewed industry leaders.

The results can be found on this page: a comprehensive collection of resources for child care operators, leaders, and educators.

The State of Child Care in 2020: A Survey of 300+ Child Care Directors

To understand the pandemic's impact on child care and forecast the potential for economic recovery, we commissioned the largest national survey of child care facilities to date.

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The Top 5 Takeaways from Our State of Child Care Survey

To quantify the impact of COVID on child cares, we commissioned the largest national survey to date. Check out our five biggest takeaways.

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Why Child Care Is Essential for Reopening the Economy

In this article, we explore why child care is critical for reopening our economy and facilitating a meaningful economic recovery.

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COVID-19's Impact on Child Care

Expert Interview: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Child Care

Child cares are struggling amidst the pandemic.

This is a major problem.

Child cares support children in critical developmental years. They also contribute $99 billion to our GDP and create over two million jobs.

And child care enables parents to work and raise a family.

So, when child cares struggle, we all do.

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The Economic Impact of Child Care & What Closures Mean for the Economy

We need to sound the alarm on child care.As a result of COVID-19, we are facing a child care crisis that could hinder our ability to recover economically

Dave Esbin from CQEL and Curacubby CEO, Steven Khuong, talk about this in the video.

Going Back to School. Safely. Strategically.

What You Need to Know About Early Childhood Programs This Year

Social distancing and young kids might be a challenge, but some programs are finding success.

Based off a lot of trial and error the first week of school, here is how one director is helping to keep the learning environment clean.

Get ready to reopen

The Ultimate Back-to-School Checklist During COVID-19

Learn how to safely reopen by establishing health policies and procedures as well as communicating effectively with staff and families.

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How Schools Can Plan for Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up During COVID-19

Follow this step-by-step guide to ensure you meet health and safety guidelines this year as students check-in and out of your school every day.

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How Are Child Cares Reopening During a Pandemic?

School will look different this year. Here's how child care programs are planning to reopen and adapt tot he changing needs of their community.

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How to Adapt Your Child Care Program During COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing how child care is delivered. In the past few months, we've seen growth in micro-schools, child care pods, outdoor programs.

In this video, Dave Esbin shares how child care programs can evolve their offerings during this time to meet the needs of the market.

A New Perpsective On Distance Learning

The Montessori Method Meets Distance Learning, a Conversation with Maria Chaffin

Distance learning isn't without challenges, but for some students it has opened up new opportunities and changed how they learn for the better.

In this article, an early childhood teacher strategies for helpings students with special needs to learn online, supporting parents, and fostering Montessori learning experiences at home.

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Making Distance Learning Work in Early Childhood Education, a Conversation with Caitlin Schmitt

In this interview, we sat down with Caitlin Schmitt, the Director of Marin Enrichment. She discusses the challenges of transitioning to an online learning environment and tips to communicate effectively with families.

Develop distance learning for early childhood programs→

The Future of Child Care

Preparing for Enrollment Post COVID-19, a Conversation with Susan Wolfsen

Planning for fall enrollment happens a year in advance.

So, as school leaders are working to fill class for the Fall, they also face the challenge of initiating the process for next Fall too.

And these plans look a lot different from past years.

To understand how schools can safely but effectively plan for 2021, we spoke with Susan Wolfsen, an early childhood expert with over 30 years of experience.

Increase student enrollment →

What You Need to Know About Early Childhood Programs This Year

Early childhood education is critical, but challenges from cleaning to funding persist. An expert shares her perspective on managing these.

Learn how you can take action →

A Step-by-Step Marketing Plan to Increase Student Enrollment

Expansion takes your school to the next level, but how can you achieve this? We’ll walk you through the process of creating a marketing plan.

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Tips to Boost Enrollment and Build Trust for Your Child Care This Year

COVID-19 is changing how child care is delivered. In the past few months, we've seen growth in micro-schools, child care pods, outdoor programs.

In this video, Dave Esbin shares how child care programs can evolve their offerings during this time to meet the needs of the market.

What Is the Path to Universal Child Care? An Expert Explains

COVID-19 is changing how child care is delivered. In the past few months, we've seen growth in micro-schools, child care pods, outdoor programs.

In this video, Dave Esbin shares how child care programs can evolve their offerings during this time to meet the needs of the market.