New Yorkers are starting to go back to work. But there’s been a significant increase in demand for childcare.
That demand will only increase as more employers are given the green light to get back to work.
Julie Champion with Child and Family Resources tells Finger Lakes News Radio that daycare centers that closed are working hard to meet demand.
“There have been several centers that had to close, who are now preparing their program to reopen in the next week,” she told FLNR.
Cleaning facilities, and connecting with staff that had to be laid off are the primary challenges for these facilities.
There are scholarships available for frontline workers to help pay for childcare. That funding came from the CARES Act, which was adopted earlier in the spring.