Weekly News: ECE and More – 4.7.21

April 6, 2021

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» A Year into COVID, Child Care Issues Still Affect Mothers’ Employment (Marketplace)

In this story, Marketplace examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mothers’ employment opportunities and what the outlook is for the future.

» Voice of the Reader: Invest in the Children (The Southern Illinoisan)

In this Letter to the Editor, Early Childhood Funding Commission member Lori Longueville writes about the commision’s report and recommendations for ECE.

» The Need for Child Care Isn’t Going Away: Poll Results Show What Parents Want (EdNC)

EdNC examines recent polling that shows what parents need and the building consensus among voters that early care and educations is worth supporting.

» Report: United States Could Have Universal Preschool by 2040 (Axios)

Axios takes a look at a National Institute for Early Education at Rutgers University (NIEER) report examining the different ways the U.S. could get to universal Pre-K.

» Mobile Vaccine Squad Has a Mission: Find and Protect the Neediest (Bloomberg CityLab)

CityLab takes a look at the efforts of one organization to help connect the most vulnerable residents to desperately-needed COVID vaccine appointments.

» How Teachers’ and Parents’ COVID Stress Is Affecting Children (PBS Newshour)

PBS Newshour examines how pandemic-related stress and anxiety in adults is affecting children, and methods for counteracting this.