America Needs to Start Treating Childcare as What It Is: Vital Infrastructure

An Enviro-Master employee disinfects toys with an electrostatic virus vaporizer at a childcare center in Elk Grove, Calif. on July 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic
An Enviro-Master employee disinfects toys with an electrostatic virus vaporizer at a childcare center in Elk Grove, Calif. on July 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic

An Enviro-Master employee disinfects toys with an electrostatic virus vaporizer at a childcare center in Elk Grove, Calif. on July 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic Credit – Max Whittaker—The New York Times/Redux

If the highway that connected the residential communities and business district of your town collapsed, the effects on the local economy would be immediate and obvious. If all public transportation were suddenly rerouted away from the office buildings in your town, business leaders and policymakers alike would respond quickly to the predictable ripple effects in the area’s workforce and revenue. It is well understood that infrastructure decisions like public roads and transportation are the foundation on which local economies grow. But an obstacle of similar magnitude is threatening the economic recovery that communities

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