The Initial Economic Impact of COVID-19 on SC’s Child Care Sector

Publication Summary:

On June 18, 2020, ICS delivered the webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on South Carolina’s Child Care Sector. We surveyed early care and education providers to understand the effect of the pandemic on the already-fragile early care and education market. The results of the survey show that, like for many other small businesses, the economic impact for child care centers has been sharply negative. Adequate child care is essential to the broader economic success of the state as families begin to go back to work in large numbers.

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