Working Parents & the Childcare Dilemma

The COVID-19 public health crisis has underscored the essential nature of childcare for working parents, the larger workforce, and the economy. Childcare is important for children, and it is essential for working parents. Parents rely on childcare to help them enter, re-enter, or remain in the workforce, but access to affordable, quality childcare is hard to come by. Now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are experiencing additional challenges in finding childcare that meets their needs. We conducted two surveys, first in June then again in August, to examine the impact of COVID-19 on working parents.

Parents are making permanent career decisions based on temporary childcare solutions.

Read the second report done in August to better understand if and how working parents' childcare challenges have evolved due to the impact of COVID-19.



Key Findings:


Stories from Working Parents

We hear from working parents across the country. Watch below:


Working Parents, Childcare, & COVID-19

The majority of parents feel their provisional childcare arrangement is unsustainable.

In June 2020, the Chamber Foundation surveyed working parents from across the country to understand the impact that childcare has on their ability to return to work. Check out the report below.