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Day Care Centers Face Financial Struggles As Pandemic Pushes Enrollment Down

A hopscotch grid is seen outside of a closed day care center on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
A hopscotch grid is seen outside of a closed day care center on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Enrollment in day care is down 67% on average across the United States since the pandemic began. Decreased revenue and increased expenses for things like cleaning and staff mean many day care centers are struggling financially.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Anna Sale, host of WNYC’s “Death, Sex & Money,” about a 24-hour child care center in Pittsburgh and one of the parents, a single mother who works at night, who relies on it.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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