Stories tagged: "child care"


A teacher at Community Care Preschool & Childcare in Beaver Dam teaches 2-year-olds about the parts of their face using a game and a song about snowmen. (Photo by Cara Spoto)
‘Anti-Child and Anti-Mother’: Ron Johnson’s Latest Child Care Proposal Punishes Moms for Poverty

Johnson, part of the most powerful class of men in America, could have endorsed legislation to provide childcare workers with a living wage. Instead, the millionaire suggested forcing low income women to fill the gaps in the childcare workforce.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) speaks during a June 3, 2021 virtual luncheon hosted by Milwaukee Press Club and WisPolitics. (Screenshot)
‘I Don’t Think It’s Controversial’: Johnson on Opposing Childcare Help

The two-term Republican senator has historically opposed increasing government assistance for working-class families.

A teacher at Community Care Preschool & Childcare in Beaver Dam teaches 2-year-olds about the parts of their face using a game and a song about snowmen. (Photo by Cara Spoto)
Wisconsin Childcare Advocates Holding Out Hope for Build Back Better

Advocates say Build Back Better is needed to rescue a childcare system in crisis that pairs high costs and low availability for parents with low pay for providers.

Emily Shields
‘Head Above Water’: Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Help 92% of Wisconsin Children

Parents across Wisconsin and the US received their first monthly payments after the American Rescue Plan expanded the child tax credit.

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Without Systemic Change, Child Care Advocates Say One-Off Aid Packages Won’t Help Fix The Industry

Investing in early childhood would benefit struggling parents, cash-strapped providers, and reduce crime and other troubles in the future. For years, child care providers have struggled to balance the high cost of providing care with what parents can afford to pay, resulting in low salaries and high turnover. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn...

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Wisconsin Is In a Childcare Crisis. The Pandemic Hasn’t Helped.

With high costs and low profits, families, providers, and the economy as a whole need the system to change.

Graphic via Tania Lili
How Biden Plans to Help Parents Find Affordable Child Care That Fits Their Needs

By the time her son was born in 2017, “$1,000 a month only got my son half day care” at a good childcare provider, one mom said.