Childcare Crisis: MO Among States Losing Billions

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing childcare crisis in America, an issue not only impacting children and families but the workforce and economy as well. Missouri remains notable in losing out in more than a billion dollars owing to childcare issues and disparities. Community Impact Network applauds the many organizations, including many Network partners, who continue to support children and familes through the provision of quality care and the training and support of educators in the field. This article underscores the issue and the critical need for investment and solutions.