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According to the Center for American Progress, 61,739 licensed child care slots are at risk of disappearing, which represents 43% of licensed child care slots.

In March, 147 child care providers in Arkansas responded to a NAEYC survey reporting that 32% would not survive closing for more than two weeks without significant public investment and support that would allow them to compensate and retain staff, pay rent, and cover other fixed costs.

A second survey in April with 18 child care providers responding in Arkansas indicated that 28% of child care programs were completely closed, with another 6% open only for children of essential workers.

Of providers who are still open, 50% are operating at less than 25% capacity. 44% of respondents reported needing to either lay off or furlough employees, or reported being laid off or furloughed themselves. Another 66% anticipated such actions occurring in the next 1-4 weeks.

Arkansas received $41.5 million in supplemental funds in the CARES Act to serve the children of front-line and essential workers and support providers yet, we know this is not enough to cover the impacts COVID-19 has had on the child care market and ensure providers will be there when the economy beings to open up.  To read more about how your state has allocated its supplemental funding, click here.

Your actions today can provide the relief needed by millions of child care workers, families and children around the country. Child care providers are critical to keeping America working—it’s important that we tell Congress to provide more relief now.

Thank you AECA – together we are stronger!

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