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Video: Reporting on the Child Care Cliff Aftermath

Federal funding that kept child care centers operating amid threats from COVID expired in September. Here’s what reporters should know to cover the ramifications.

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About the Webinar

The largest federal investment in early care, $24 billion in funding, expired on Sept. 30.

Experts discussed the long-term academic and developmental ramifications of children losing early care and education, shared second-day story ideas and reporting guidance, and more in the Education Writers Association’s webinar recording.

Get a better understanding of how early learning and development feeds into the K-12 education system, and how child care closures may hinder pandemic-related academic recovery efforts.