There was no comprehensive effort to address Indiana’s child-care and early-learning shortages this legislative session, but a series of smaller changes will have big impacts on Hoosier families.
Lack of caregivers puts stress on parents, providers
Child care centers across the state are scrambling to find enough workers to meet demand and parents are struggling to find a child care provider with a vacancy.Read More
After more than two years of navigating the pandemic much like their K-12 counterparts, directors of child care facilities are hoping parents will take advantage of the new vaccines to protect their children and those around them.
Indiana and 23 other states filed the suit to stop rules that require students as young as 2 years old to wear masks if they attend a preschool program funded by Head Start.
The absence of reliable and affordable child care limits which jobs people can accept, makes it harder to climb the corporate ladder and ultimately restricts the ability of the broader economy to grow.
The numbers are staggering: The child-care services industry is still down 126,700 workers—more than a 10 percent decline from pre-pandemic levels, Labor Department data shows.
Hoosier families on average face limited access to child care — with most residents having a tough time finding quality care that meets their family’s needs, according to Early Learning Indiana.
It is up to the state to get relief into the hands of those who need it most.
Questions remain about how the coronavirus affects children, how safe the programs are for children and their families, and which procedures work best to mitigate the spread of the virus and its disease, COVID-19.
The child-care crunch triggered by the pandemic has rapidly become a crisis for many workers and companies that is hindering the economic recovery, disproportionately harming women, and threatening to leave deep scars for years to come.
State guidelines issued Friday outlined what daycares should do to maximum health and safety during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Microsoft said Thursday that it will begin requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees paid leave to care for a new child.
A new survey by the Pew Research Center out Thursday has found many Americans believe workers abuse paid leave—including parental leave, medical leave and leave to care for an ailing family member.
About 70 percent of Farm Bureau’s staff is female, and the company provides benefits and services designed…
Indianapolis-based MZD Advertising topped a field of 14 agencies competing to become agency of record for Gap Solutions Inc.,
which provides contracted services that support the National Guard Child Care Program.