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Child care is in crisis and without it the economy can’t reopen

This week, school districts must submit their plan for re-opening schools to the state Department of Education. But in all the ensuing conversations around what is best for Connecticut’s children and their parents, there is one group that continues to be overlooked. A sound plan for re-opening the economy must include child care: and not just guidance on logistics for keeping young children and their teachers healthy. We need to talk about the resources it will take — financial, human, and otherwise— to make sure every family who needs quality care for their kids can access it.