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'It just continues to get worse' | A child care system in crisis

There's now money available to help struggling day care centers.

Michelle Boudin

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Child care has long been a challenge. It’s costly for parents, but without it, many of them would not be able to work. Oftentimes, day care centers are barely able to stay afloat financially. 

Beyond those ongoing issues, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the problem into a full-blown crisis.

Now, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, with help from the federal government, has made some emergency money available to temporarily help.