Mattie Jones, Ph.D., Martin University's Associate Provost & Dean School of Education featured in the Indianapolis Recorder: Challenges child care and early learning workers face during the pandemic
The coronavirus, COVID-19, has created a time in our history for taking serious safety precautions and guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We must follow its guidelines to protect our health and others. Child care workers, deemed essential workers, risk their safety each day to care for children. Because our nation is faced with an undetermined amount of time it will be in this pandemic, parents who work (most who are also essential workers) have found it necessary to rely on the safety of the child care facilities they entrust with their children. As a child-outcome consultant, I was compelled to reach out to child care providers and workers to ask these questions. What are the challenges child care and early learning workers face? And are there resources available to support them?