COVID-19 Risk among Child Care Providers
Read Yale University’s study on the spread of COVID-19 among child care workers and explore supplemental resources from Child Care Aware® of America.
A survey conducted by Yale University of more than 55,000 child care providers from May and June 2020 in the United States helps provide some answers to the safety of child care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As long as there were strong preventative measures in place, providing care to infants, toddlers and preschoolers didn’t seem to pose additional risk to child care workers.
Based on the results of the survey, the Yale team found that during the early months of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, child care providers were not more likely to contract COVID-19 whether their workplace closed or stayed open. Keep reading by clicking the button below.
Child Care Aware® of America’s accompanying resources will help Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies and child care providers understand and respond to the report findings.
The survey findings illustrate that the child care sector is working hard to support families, but providers need significant help from lawmakers if they are to survive this pandemic.
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Explore Our Related Report
Explore our newest report, Picking Up the Pieces: Building a Better Child Care System Post COVID-19, to see how COVID-19 has impacted the quality, affordability and accessibility of the child care industry.
Request Technical Assistance
Child care providers and CCR&Rs, can now get free individualized guidance on child care health & safety measures or business support from CCAoA.
Message Your Member of Congress
Providers need significant help if they are to survive this pandemic. Send an email to your lawmakers to ensure that child care programs receive federal support.
Yale University Research Team
Meet the team behind Yale University’s report.
Walter Gilliam, PhD
David Wilkinson, JD
John Eric Humphries, PhD
Thomas Murray, MD, PhD
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FIDSA
Amyn A. Malik, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Mehr Shafiq, BS
Madeline Klotz, BA
Chin Reyes, PhD
Jad A. Elharake, BS
Child Care Aware® of America Leadership Team
Meet the faces behind CCAoA’s resources created in response to the Yale study to support child care systems leaders, providers, families and employers.
Lynette Fraga, PhD
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, Sc
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As new data emerges, we will share a series of additional reports digging into different components from within the survey. Fill out the form below to receive supplemental reports, supporting resources and updates.
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