Child Care for Essential Workers during Coronavirus Outbreak

Early childhood education programs are essential for the millions of children and families they serve and play an important role during emergency public health and economic emergencies. Child Care Aware® of America has partnered with Yale University Professors Walter Gilliam and Eli Fenichel and their colleagues to promote and disseminate this interactive map that estimates the child care needs of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Additionally, we are offering technical assistance and collateral content that support: 

  • Local, state, and national entities responsible for child care planning 
  • Advocacy partners and policymakers  
  • Child care operators 

Want to learn more? Don’t miss the recorded webinar from March 25 that supports and outlines the work behind the map.

Map developed by Jude Bayham, Colorado State University, Eli Fenichel, Knobloch Family Chair of Natural Resource Economics at Yale University and Samantha Maher, EcoHealth Alliance in collaboration with Walter S. Gilliam, Yale Child Study Center and Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.  


Use this tool to search in the context of national, state, or metro area data and filter to explore the demand by: 

  • Employment sector (all industries, essential industries, health care, and more);  
  • Child age (0-2, 3-5, and 6-11 years); 
  • Need after accounting for child care responsibilities that might be taken on by another caregiver in the home, such as a non-working adult or older sibling (aged 13-20); or
  • Child care workforce caregiver age (40 and under, 41-60 and 60+). 


Want to learn more about the work behind this map? Watch our webinar with Yale University Professors Walter Gilliam and Eli Fenichel and CCAoA Executive Director Lynette Fraga.
Recorded March 25, 2020.

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