Data Report Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Child Care Access, Affordability, and Quality

A new report from Child Care Aware of America features data, analysis, and stories about how COVID-19 has affected the child care system. The report, entitled Picking Up the Pieces: Building a Better Child Care System Post COVID-19, includes the 2019 data that typically would be included in CCAoA’s fall reports, as well as data and stories collected as recently as July 2020. With this additional information, some comparisons of the child care system pre- and mid-pandemic are possible.

The report also features information about CCAoA’s new Child Care Data Center that has gathered data from six pilot states including Illinois. Note that in order to access this Illinois-specific data, you must fill out a brief form.