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KPBS Event Delves Into Childcare Crisis

Preschool students at the Jeff and Deni Jacobs Child Development Center, Jan....

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Above: Preschool students at the Jeff and Deni Jacobs Child Development Center, Jan. 13, 2020.

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KPBS Investigative Reporter Claire Trageser is moderating a virtual panel on childcare challenges during the coronavirus pandemic Thursday night.

Aired: September 10, 2020 | Transcript

For many parents of young children, by far the most challenging thing about the pandemic has been how to manage childcare.

The stress of coping with work and home life, facing tough decisions every day about how to balance competing demands, is leading to what some mental health professionals say is emerging as a mental health crisis with no end in sight. The childcare profession is itself in crisis, as centers struggle to stay open.

RELATED: State Study Confirms Child Care Centers Could Close Due To COVID-Related Costs

KPBS Investigative Reporter Claire Trageser, who is also mother to a 3-year-old, has been reporting on these issues and on Thursday night she’s moderating a virtual panel discussion on the topic.

Event: COVID-19 And The Childcare Crisis | A KPBS News Event

  • Virtual
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
  • 7 p.m.
  • Age Requirement: All ages
  • Cost: Free

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