Economic Impact on Child Care

The Current Economy's Impact on Child Care

More than 11 million children under age 5 spend a portion of their day, every week, in the care of someone other than their mother. The average young child of a working mom spends about 35 hours a week in such care. About one-quarter of these children are in multiple child care arrangements strung together by their parents. The quality of care varies greatly and many working families struggle with the cost of care. With the current economic crisis, quality child care settings are even more important to the healthy development of children. In too many cases involving low income families, child care is the only place that children may receive a nutritious meal and snack, given that food is often one of the first places parents sacrifice as their family budget becomes tighter.

The most recent data shows that about 14 million Americans are out of work. Another 9.3 million are working part-time because they cannot find full-time work. About 7 million jobs have been lost since the recession began in December 2007. Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies have reported an increase in families removing  their children from organized child care programs to making due with whatever arrangement they can afford.   

The Impact of the Economy on Child Care:

In the spring of 2009, NACCRRA conducted a survey of its Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies with regard to the impact of the nation’s recession on child care.  Download the summary of the survey findings.   ( 187.02 KB )

In 2010, NACCRRA released The Economy's Impact on Parents' Choices and Perceptions about Child Care, based on a nationwide poll of 1,000 parents with children under age 12 and their child care choices and perspectives in the current economy. The report revealed that quality and cost remain the most important factors for parents when choosing child care. Moreover, parents' logical assumptions about child care standards far exceed the reality of state child care policies. For more information, download the report and related materials.

Effect of State Budget Cuts on Kids:

In January 2010, NACCRRA released a report with Every Child Matters and Voices for America’s Children, State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price.  To learn more, download a copy of the report.   ( 608.95 KB )   In 2011, additional state budget cuts were made across the country. Download a copy of NACCRRA's 2011 update to the state budget cut report.   ( 2.66 MB )

Child care is critical - not just for families so that parents can work but also for children, particularly at a time where they need more continuity and stability in their lives. The following table lists the most recent newspaper stories throughout the country about the impact of the economy on child care.

 Newspaper Articles Related to the Economy's Impact on Child Care

Date Title Source


10/13/2011 Aid from state turns to debt for single mom The Columbian Washington
10/11/2011 Top-quality early ed, not just affordable day care, is best framing of families' needs The Minnesota Post Minnesota
10/11/2011 The Best Cities For Working Mothers 2011 Forbes Magazine National
10/10/2011 Child care costs on the rise as subsidies are cut Middletown Journal Ohio
10/10/2011 Parents struggle in school as budget cuts put limits on campus childcare The Orion California
10/10/2011 MN Child Care Costs Among Highest in the Nation KIMT-TV Minnesota
10/10/2011 Minnesota child care ranked 5th most expensive in United States WDAY-TV Minnesota
10/11/2011 Minn. day care centers among most expensive in nation KARE-TV Minnesota
10/10/2011 Minnesota's child care, averaging $9,900 a year, is among least affordable Pioneer Press Minnesota
10/10/2011 Illinois eighth least affordable for daycare The Rock River Times Illinois
10/06/2011 Child care subsidy costly in area Springfield News Sun Ohio
10/06/2011 Montgomery Co. tops most state counties in day care subsidies Dayton Daily News Ohio
10/06/2011 Editorial: Closing day care a sad, smart move The Daily News New York
10/05/2011 Educators, child care providers come together for Town Hall meeting The Milford Beacon Delaware
10/06/2011 News on school readiness mixed The Times Leader Pennsylvania
10/05/2011 Working parents struggle with costs of child care The Chicago Tribune Illinois
10/04/2011 Living on the Edge: Economic Insecurity Monthly Review National
10/05/2011 Denver council members want to boost funds for child care The Denver Post Colorado
10/04/2011 Investment pays The Journal Gazette Indiana
10/04/2011 YMCA executives fight to retain money for child care, after-school programs The Altoona Mirror Pennsylvania
10/04/2011 Child care in a downswing The Columbian Washington
10/02/2011 Survey: More families find child care ‘unaffordable’ The Journal Gazette Indiana
09/30/2011 Work that enables work; caregivers support the economy by letting parents get to work New York Daily New York
09/29/2011 Rockland day-care providers await late payments from county, say no notice given Lohud Journal News New York
09/28/2011 Infant care: Unaffordable in Colorado? The Aurora Sentinel Colorado
09/27/2011 Shaban Opposes Malloy's Daycare Order The Daily Easton Connecticut
09/28/2011 Letters: Child-care program is based on use Appleton Post-Crescent Wisconsin
09/28/2011 Child Care Is Going To Cost You Lots In These Five States The Consumerist National
09/27/2011 Nanny state eyes the kids The Telegram Massachusetts
09/26/2011 NM preschools see budget cuts KOB-TV New Mexico
09/26/2011 Today's play is tomorrow's success Wisconsin Rapids Tribune Wisconsin
09/26/2011 Working parents struggle with costs of child care The Chicago Tribune Illinois
09/22/2011 It Costs $226,920 To Raise A Child -- And That Doesn't Include College The Business Insider National
09/23/2011 Racine County children fairing badly in recession, too The Journal Times Wisconsin
09/23/2011 Study finds NC child care generates $1.7 billion in revenue and 49,600 jobs Mountain Express North Carolina
09/22/2011 Budgets in U.S. Households Shaken – The Cost of Raising a Child is Rising Forex Dice News National
09/22/2011 Childcare Boosts North Carolina Businesses by Billions Public News Service North Carolina
09/21/2011 Money Matters: Managing child care costs KJTV Texas
09/21/2011 The rising cost of raising a child CNN National
09/20/2011 Report: Ill. single mothers hit hard by economy The Houston Chronicle Illinois
09/19/2011 Minnesota Day Care Centers Among Most Expensive Nationally, New Study Shows [AUDIO] WJON Minnesota
09/18/2011 Child care subsidies falling short, firm says Abilene Reporter-News Texas
09/19/2011 Behind the poverty numbers: real lives, real pain The Associated Press National
09/19/2011 Child abuse increased as economy crashed, study shows MSNBC National
09/18/2011 Central Louisiana parents value good child-care providers, owners say The Town Talk Louisiana
09/17/2011 Child care in La. is bargain, study finds The Shreveport Times Louisiana
09/05/2011 Child Care may be bolstered in Juneau Juneau Empire Alaska
09/14/2011 Childcare funds disappear post-stimulus WLBT-TV Mississippi
09/13/2011 To Grow the Economy, We Must Pay Attention to Child Poverty The Huffington Post National
09/13/2011 Daycare & Preschool Are Making Us Poor The Stir Massachusetts
09/12/2011 Parents urged to share daycare experiences News-Democrat Illinois
09/11/2011 Some Daycare Costs Comparable to College Tuition KAAL-TV Minnesota
09/09/2011 Pinched parents make times tough for child-care providers StarTribune Minnesota
09/08/2011 Child care providers worried about funding WTOL-TV Ohio
09/08/2011 Imperial Valley locals rally for support, change in state child care system Imperial Valley Press California
08/31/2011 Economic Impacts of Early Care and Education in California University of California Berkeley California
08/24/2011 New Yorkers pay more for child care, says report New York
08/25/2011 Increase in Latch Key Kids Seen My Fox 5 Atlanta Georgia
08/24/2011 The war on child poverty The Seattle Times Washington
08/25/2011 Capitol Report: State looks to save millions by cutting child care subsidies The Capital Times Wisconsin
08/24/2011 Early Education Gives Poor Kids a Chance to Succeed The Huffington Post National
08/24/2011 Despite Weak Economy, Child Care Costs Continue to Rise WBGH-TV National
08/24/2011 More U.S. Schools Moving to 4-Day Week Truth Dig National
08/24/2011 New rules to fight fraud in Wisconsin Shares childcare program WHBL-TV Wisconsin
08/23/2011 State to tie some child-care subsidies to attendance The Journal Sentinel Wisconsin
08/21/2011 International child care service cuts cost for local families The Republican Massachusetts
08/21/2011 Local preschools packed as parents flock to full-day kindergarten option The Beacon News Illinois
08/20/2011 Economy exacerbates plight of poor children THE PORTERVILLE RECORDER California
08/19/2011 DFW school districts work to shelter pre-kindergarten from budget cuts Star Telegram Texas
08/20/2011 Facing funding cuts, Carbon looks to do more with less The Standard Speaker Pennsylvania
08/18/2011 Child Care Cuts Draw Criticism From 43 City Council Members NY1 News New York
08/18/2011 Minnesota kids in poverty on the rise as cuts loom MINNPOST Minnesota
08/19/2011 Supporting effective child care in our community The Union California
08/18/2011 Nevada Kids Hit Hard by Recession KOLO-TV Nevada
08/18/2011 Child care center's closing will hurt county Press & Sun-Bulletin New York
08/18/2011 Children Are Invisible Victims of California's Tanking Economy New America Media California
08/17/2011 Thinking About Preschools Voice of San Diego California
08/17/2011 Child-care availability worsens Minot Daily News North Dakota
08/17/2011 National study looks at impact of recession on children, finds poverty up in 38 states The Washington Post Nevada
08/16/2011 Report: Economy taking toll on Colorado kids The Gazette Colorado
08/09/2011 Longtime preschool may close Orland Press Register California
08/05/2011 Preschools, private schools see construction boom The Tennessean Tennessee
08/05/2011 Choices: Some parents have to go with the ‘grandparent solution’ Naples New Florida
08/08/2011 Child care costs tougher on parents in down economy Northwest Herald Illinois
08/08/2011 The Challenges Of Child Care: Emotional Decisions And A Constant Juggling Act National Public Radio National
08/09/2011 Investing in early learning will spur economic growth COMMENTARY Joan L. Benso The Times Leaders Pennsylvania
08/05/2011 Protect the Children The Huffington Post National
08/02/2011 What the Debt Limit Deal Means for States Center on Budget and Policy Priorities National
08/01/2011 California shaves funds for health, social services Sacramento Bee California
08/01/2011 Housing projects in affluent areas face daycare funding cuts Gotham Schools New York
07/31/2011 Why the Government Should Help Low-Income Women Pay for Child Care Huffington Post National
07/29/2011 Pa. lawmakers deal blow to quality child care Patriot-News PA
05/18/2011 Area children suffer from bad economic times Ahwatukee Foothills News AZ
05/18/2011 Rocky River: Free daycare for struggling families WKYC-TV OH
05/09/2011 Single Mothers Struggle to Make Ends Meet in a Slow to Recover Economy The Atlanta Post National
05/08/2011 Cost of child care Athens Banner-Herald GA
05/08/2011 Economy having negative effect on child care Times-Herald CA
05/07/2011 Report: Parents with low pay rely on aid Zainesville Times Recorder OH
05/06/2011 Paying more for care: 4,000 kids off voucher program Clarion Ledger MS
05/04/2011 Child Care Still A Financial Puzzle For Two-Income Families CNBC National
05/03/2011 Washington Heights protests cuts to day care Manhattan Times NY
04/27/2011 Brown Budget To Slash $750 Million From Child Care Neon Tommy CA
04/21/2011 Georgia day-care centers taking huge hits The Augusta Chronicle GA
04/21/2011 Day care feels pinch of state’s cuts The Spokesman Review WA
04/21/2011 Survey: Weak Economy Led to 1,395 Child Care Program Closures In Georgia Last Year PR Newswire GA
04/20/2011 Report: Good early education boosts economy Morning Sentinel ME
04/17/2011 Bloomberg's budget plans include slashing 17,000 city-sponsored child-care slots in 2011 NY Daily News NY
04/17/2011 Jacksonville families struggle for access to quality early education The Florida Time-Union FL
04/16/2011 Possible child care cuts spur parents into action CA
04/10/2011 Business Sense: Why child care is your business Times-Standard CA
04/10/2011 Millett: Educate children early and help the economy VA
04/08/2011 Early Childhood Education is an Economic Imperative TheBayNet MD
04/01/2011 Child Care For Working Poor In Jeopardy KPHO CBS 5 News AZ
03/31/2011 Local leaders call for more education money STL Today IL
03/30/2011 Early learning essential for economic growth NewsOK OK
03/29/2011 State cuts leave some families without daycare WTVG-TV Toledo OH
03/30/2011 What Cuts Will Cost: Children's Learning, Parents' Work City Limits News NY
03/28/2011 Proposed Child Care Cuts a Difficult Break for Working Low-Income Families Public News Service MN
03/25/2011 Local business leaders say early learning programs are key to economic recovery Belleville News-Democrat IL
03/24/2011 Durbin warns of cuts to preschool funding The Beacon-News IL
03/23/2011 Critics of cuts by House point to family costs Nashua Telegraph NH
03/15/2011 A change to child care subsidy? Omaha World-Herald NE
03/20/2011 Childhood programs, Smart Start and More at Four, facing cuts NC
03/20/2011 Funding squeeze for childcare in Aspen, Pitkin County The Aspen Times CO
03/20/2011 Preschool education struggles as Indiana wrestles with budget Evansville Courier & Press IN
11/16/2010 Budget Cuts Take Toll on UC Child Care Programs Daily Californian CA
11/13/2010 Child care cuts felt by working parents Merced Sun-Star CA
11/13/2010 Cuts hit program funding child care The Spokesman Review WA
11/11/2010 Child-care funds in limbo Chico News & Review CA
11/10/2010 Future of child-care program remains uncertain San Bernardino Sun CA
11/10/2010 The stresses of finding and affording child care WEAU-TV 13 WI
11/06/2010 Child-care program escapes chopping block for now Redlands Daily Facts CA
11/06/2010 A short reprieve for families set to lose state's child care help in Solano Contra Costa Times CA
11/06/2010 Statement issued on state child care crisis Lake County Record-Bee CA
11/05/2010 Reprieve extended for day-care subsidies Santa Rosa Press Democrat CA
11/05/2010 Judges halts day care cuts for nearly 60000 Los Angeles Times CA
11/02/2010 Child Care Cuts Leave Parents With Few Options KRCRTV.COM CA
11/04/2010 Judge to decide fate of child care injunction KGO-TV CA
11/04/2010 KU budget cut means no preschool program next year Reading Eagle PA
11/02/2010 First 5 looks at possibility of funding state child-care program San Bernardino Sun CA
11/02/2010 Marin bails out child care dropped by state Marin Independent-Journal CA
10/30/2010 Roanoke day care fixture abruptly closes its doors Roanoke Times VA
10/29/2010 Quality Child Care of Florence in danger of losing funding Siuslaw News OR
10/30/2010 Judge delays elimination of state child-care program Los Angeles Times CA
10/29/2010 Final day for CalWorks Stage 3 child care KGO-TV CA
10/30/2010 Governor Terminates Child Care for Poor Californians New America Media CA
10/27/2010 Officials and Parents Call for Halt of Day Care Cuts The Epoch Times NY
10/27/2010 Group Protests Plan To Close Subsidized Day Cares NY1 NY
10/27/2010 Preschool unaffordable for Oak Ridge? Oak Ridger TN
10/27/2010 Day Care Providers, Families Protest For Funding KERO-TV 23 CA
10/26/2010 City closes day care Lassen County News CA
10/26/2010 State cuts child care program Calaveras Enterprise CA
10/24/2010 Gov's Cuts Spurn Local Children's Care Providers Patch CA
10/18/2010 Study Examines Impact Of CYFD Cuts For Child Care KOAT Albuquerque NM
10/15/2010 Governor's Child Care Cuts Harm Working Families California Progress Report CA
10/15/2010 Protesters say Governor's veto will force parents to lose child care, jobs CA
10/15/2010 Subsidized day care to end for 575 in county Santa Rosa Press Democrat CA
10/15/2010 Child care cuts force families to waiting lists Child care cuts force families to waiting lists Child care cuts force families to waiting lists Fresno Bee CA
10/14/2010 State vetoes hit child care Fresno Bee CA
10/14/2010 State budget cuts care for 700 kids Ventura County Star CA
10/13/2010 Subsidized day care ends for 575 kids Santa Rosa Press Democrat CA
10/13/2010 State budget fallout: Child care cuts a big worry in Stockton CA
10/12/2010 State budget targets child care for low-income Marin moms Marin Independent-Journal CA
10/12/2010 Thousands of Bay Area families to lose affordable daycare CA
10/11/2010 Day Care Providers May Be Hurt By State Budget KERO-TV 23 CA
10/11/2010 Child care cuts may mean more welfare spending Ukiah Daily Journal CA
10/12/2010 Governor's vetoes to strike local day care, other social services Bakersfield Californian CA
10/09/2010 Child care issues arise from state budget cuts Yakima Herald-Republic WA
10/06/2010 CHILD CARE: County cuts off kids Rochester City Newspaper NY
10/06/2010 County child care facilities suffer during budget delay Napa Valley Register CA
10/05/2010 Lack of a state budget threatens subsidized preschool in Live Oak San Jose Mercury News CA
10/05/2010 Childcare assistance cuts raising concerns Clovis News Journal NM
10/05/2010 Despite Recession, Wisconsin Throws Day-Care Operators Out of Work Courthouse News Service WI
10/05/2010 Madison Day Care Closes Amid Financial Trouble WISC Madison WI
10/01/2010 20 Chicago day care centers close IL
10/04/2010 Oxford, Auburn Families Scramble To Find New Day Care WMTW Portland ME
10/03/2010 Child care services could be hurt in state spending plan Los Angeles Daily News CA
10/04/2010 Monroe County to halt day care enrollments Rochester City Newspaper NY
10/03/2010 Child care cuts – innocent victims of the state budget crisis Lake County News CA
10/03/2010 State cuts push some child-care providers to close Las Cruces Sun-News CA
10/01/2010 Parents and day care providers urge lawmakers to reconsider CYFD cuts NM
10/01/2010 Parents and day care providers urge lawmakers to reconsider CYFD cuts NM
10/01/2010 Child Care Providers Urge State To End Budget Impasse Neon Tommy CA
10/01/2010 Parents, providers protest state's child care pay cuts New Mexican NM
10/01/2010 Lack of state budget might force preschool closures in Redlands Lack of state budget might force preschool closures in Redlands San Bernardino Sun CA
09/30/2010 Marin child care centers, health clinics feel pinch from budget impasse Marin Independent-Journal CA
09/30/2010 Senator blames Gov for day care crisis KRQE NM
09/30/2010 State schools chief: Budget standoff hurts preschools, child care workers Victorville Daily Press CA
09/29/2010 Child Care Center Funding Cut By 10% Statewide KVIA El Paso NM
09/29/2010 State child care pay axed in Solano County CA
09/29/2010 Child care agency holds march, rally for state funding CA
09/29/2010 Parents apply pressure on state to pass budget KGO-TV San Francisco CA
09/28/2010 Child Care Shuts Down in Budget Protest NBC Bay Area CA
09/28/2010 Local preschools struggle through state budget stalemate Mount Shasta Herald CA
09/22/2010 Families brace for cuts to day care assistance Statesman Journal OR
09/21/2010 Valley child care hurt by budget crisis The Desert Sun CA
09/21/2010 NM Families Scramble To Find Child Care KOAT Albuquerque NM
09/18/2010 Report: NYC Day Care Centers Sit Empty CBS New York NY
09/18/2010 Modesto ralliers decry loss of state child-care funds Modesto Bee CA
09/18/2010 Budget Mess Creates Ghost Day Care Wall Street Journal NY
09/16/2010 Budget impasse hurts day care staff, parents and preschoolers Bakersfield Now CA
09/16/2010 No State Budget = Fewer Child Care Programs KMJ Now CA
09/15/2010 No State Budget = Fewer Child Care Programs KMJ Now CA
09/15/2010 Group closes 3 child care programs in Hampton Roads, cites lack of funding VA
09/15/2010 State budget crisis forces child care center to close its doors Los Angeles Wave Newspapers CA
09/15/2010 Contact 17: Budget stalemate affecting day care KGET 17 CA
09/15/2010 Thanks to state budget crisis, hopes fade for Young Horizons child care Long Beach Press-Telegram CA
09/15/2010 Financial regulatory reform might force day care center to close DC
09/15/2010 Calif. budget impasse about to become longest ever The Associated Press CA
09/15/2010 Child Care Centers Bearing The Brunt Of Budget Impasse, Says O'Connell KHTS Radio CA
09/15/2010 Budget Cuts Affect Child Care On Campus Valley Star CA
09/16/2010 Child-care costs may rise: Bill aims to raise standards Pacific Daily News GU
09/15/2010 STOP child care centers to close WAVY-TV VA
09/14/2010 State Budget Stalemate Forcing Closure Of Child Care Center KTVU San Francisco CA
09/14/2010 Tulare County faces challenges financing for child care Visalia Times-Delta CA
09/07/2010 Child-care breaks the bank for many Oklahomans Tulsa World OK
09/08/2010 Oregon to Cut Child Care Assistance KTVZ OR
09/08/2010 Low-cost preschool program in Old Town canceled Victorville Daily Press CA
09/08/2010 Preschool struggles due to state budget stalemate CA
09/07/2010 University Hospital closing day care WRDW-TV GA
09/04/2010 Budget delay holds up day care funds Contra Costa Times CA
08/31/2010 Child care programs end at Coachella Valley Unified School District The Desert Sun CA
09/03/2010 Preschool funding up in the air The Union NV
09/02/2010 Preschool struggling to keep its doors open Port Orchard Independent WA
09/01/2010 Five Child Care Programs Close as School Year Begins Daily Californian CA
08/29/2010 Child care centers slammed by economy, budget impasse Bakersfield Californian CA
08/28/2010 Oakland keeping 5 child care centers open San Francisco Chronicle CA
08/26/2010 Thousands of Minnesota parents face decision on child care Hutchinson Leader MN
08/26/2010 Hard times take toll on preschool San Lorenzo Valley Press-Banner CA
08/27/2010 7 Oakland day care centers may close San Francisco Chronicle CA
08/24/2010 Budget impasse forces cuts to local preschool, day care programs Bakersfield Californian CA
08/23/2010 Day care assistance funds drying up as need deepens Macon Telegraph GA
08/23/2010 Child care's fate in limbo Stockton Record CA
08/21/2010 Layoffs notices served: State cuts to child care may affect Imperial Valley Imperial Valley Press CA
08/22/2010 High Cost of Day Care Strains both Families, Day Cares Macon Telegraph GA
08/16/2010 Daycare Shortage-Williston, ND KFYR-TV ND
08/17/2010 Child care providers struggle without a state budget California Watch CA
08/17/2010 Rogers Park family could lose home day care center IL
08/18/2010 State Child Care Cuts Put More Working Families at Risk Public News Service WA
08/15/2010 Budget cuts threaten child care as parents battle costs Tri Valley Herald CA
08/13/2010 Child Care Subsidies Among Gregoire Cuts KPLU WA
08/12/2010 WA gov announces $51M in cuts to state welfare Seattle Times WA
08/12/2010 Cuts to child care program could lead to higher government dependence Watchdog OR
08/09/2010 Child Care Programs Face Closure Daily Californian CA
08/06/2010 Hundreds rally over proposed child care cuts KGO-TV CA
08/05/2010 Lack of state budget leaves child-care providers, families in limbo Ventura County Star CA
08/05/2010 Child care costs rising, report says Huron Daily Tribune MI
08/03/2010 Affordable Quality Child Care Is A Challenge For Some CBS WOW CA
08/03/2010 Tygh Valley preschool could close The Dalles Chronicle OR
08/03/2010 Child Care Cuts CBS 42 AL
07/29/2010 Oakland preschool falls victim to budget cuts KGO-TV CA
07/30/2010 State cuts day care subsidy Mail Tribune OR
08/02/2010 Economic woes taking a toll on state's youngest Providence Journal RI
07/28/2010 Ore. DHS to make cuts in day care program KDRV OR
07/28/2010 Poor children fall through state's child care safety nets News 8 Austin TX
07/26/2010 With budgets tight, child care subsidy gets cut KATU OR
07/26/2010 County late on payments to child care providers Utica Observer Dispatch NY
07/26/2010 Day-care centers struggle as jobless parents withdraw children Sun-Sentinel FL
07/24/2010 Day-care center for homeless may be forced to shut doors Boston Globe MA
07/25/2010 Child care subsidies keep 'poorest of the poor' at work Charleston Post Courier SC
07/26/2010 Advocates lash out against Astorino child care cuts The Journal News NY
07/25/2010 State budget: Oregon can't move money from roads OR
07/25/2010 Day-care centers struggle to survive as jobless parents withdraw children Palm Beach Post FL
07/21/2010 Coachella Valley Preschool Faces Closure KPSP Local 2 CA
07/20/2010 Parents struggle to find child care Central Florida News 13 FL
07/17/2010 Angry moms protest plan to close day care center The Times of Trenton NJ
07/14/2010 Albany Parents Lobby in Sacramento Today to Stop Childcare Cuts Albany Patch NY
07/13/2010 Child care at community colleges edges toward brink Crosscut WA
07/13/2010 Cape unexpectedly closes day care Delmarva Daily Times DE
07/09/2010 St. Elizabeth's will close employee day care service Belleville News Democrat IL
07/06/2010 St. Mary Mother of the Church closes preschool Garner Citizen NC
07/05/2010 Economy hits Georgia child care hard; 600 centers forced to shut GA
06/29/2010 Missouri Child Care Hit by Budget Cuts KOMU MO
06/28/2010 Riverside child care center may close The Press-Enterprise CA
06/25/2010 Bangor Township Schools terminates three-year old preschool program The Bay City Times - MI
06/23/2010 Parents protest cutbacks in day care KRQE NM
06/23/2010 Summit County sees cuts in child care assistance funds Summit Daily News CO
06/16/2010 Local child-care centers say state subsidy cuts would be devastating Long Beach Press-Telegram CA
06/17/2010 $20K for child care needs Sturgis Journal MI
06/14/2010 Child care cuts put a face on budget debate Record-Searchlight CA
06/13/2010 Student: 'I'd give anything to keep this place open' Gadsden Times AL
06/11/2010 Grace Child Center closes its doors The Herald-Mail MD
06/01/2010 Day Care Providers Protest State Payment Changes WLWT Cincinnati OH
06/01/2010 Nokomis Child Care Center is raising its rates WDAY ND
05/30/2010 Cuts shape county services Fergus Falls Daily Journal MN
05/30/2010 Cuts taking a toll on child services Houston Chronicle TX
05/29/2010 Fewer parents eligible for child care subsidies Dayton Daily News OH
05/29/2010 Rallying to save child care Stockton Record CA
05/29/2010 Funding in limbo for program that helps at-risk preschoolers Lansing State Journal MI
05/29/2010 Dozens of day-care centers close after Ohio cuts Plain Dealer OH
05/29/2010 Need Child Care So You Can Hang Onto Your Job? Don't Expect Help in Arizona Tucson Weekly AZ
05/28/2010 Child care on the chopping block People's World CA
05/28/2010 Child-care advocates, parents to rally in Stockton Stockton Record CA
05/28/2010 Pay delay upsets child-care workers CA
06/15/2010 New extension sought on SoMa child care center San Francisco Chronicle CA
06/14/2010 Shadow of uncertainty at East Bay day care centers Contra Costa Times CA
06/03/2010 Child care program cut The Columbia Daily Tribune MO
06/07/2010 Brooklyn City-funded day care centers closing, and toddlers may have nowhere to go Daily News NY
06/04/2010 Budget Cuts Hit a Brooklyn Area Over and Over The New York Times NY
06/02/2010 Hawaii cuts result in 10% fewer families taking child care aid Honolulu Advertiser HI
05/29/2010 Economy-fueled day care crisis hasn't hit region — yet Times Union NY
05/25/2010 Budget woes force cuts to childcare for needy families The New Mexico Independent NM
05/24/2010 Child Care Cuts Force Parents Back on Welfare The Huffington Post NAT
05/21/2010 Recession hits local day care hard Nashoba Publishing MA
05/21/2010 Day care in Harbor Springs struggling to stay open Petoskey News-Review MI
05/21/2010 Wesley Child Care Closes Doors NBC 29 News VA
05/17/2010 Lakeside Hospital closes child care to expand Rochester Democrat and Chronicle NY
05/16/2010 States' budget woes hitting programs for kids hard Associated Press IL
05/14/2010 VA workers still fighting for day care Columbia Daily Tribune MO
05/15/2010 Don't eliminate choices for child care The Daily Republic SD
05/14/2010 Governor’s budget revise cuts welfare, childcare; puts greater burden on counties The Turlock Journal CA
05/11/2010 Stimulus money to help pay for day care The Morning Call PA
05/07/2010 Child care funds under-used WCF Courier IA
04/26/2010 Cuts to child care aid could threaten jobs The Connecticut Mirror CT
04/25/2010 Mid-year cuts are a painful wakeup call The Journal News | NY
04/25/2010 Board delays vote on day care funding Tampa Tribune FL
04/25/2010 Educators and Parents Await News on Cuts New York Times IL
04/23/2010 Pfizer downsizing continues: child care center to close The Journal News | NY
04/21/2010 March Across Brooklyn Bridge Highlights Child-Care Cuts The Epoch Times NY
04/21/2010 Parents, Workers Protest Day Care Center Closings Brooklyn Daily Eagle NY
04/21/2010 Salvador: State's day-care centers struggling Savannah Morning News GA
04/21/2010 Budget cuts threaten child care for teen moms in Granite School District ABC 4 UT
04/20/2010 Changes in child care cost likely for the future TX
04/07/2010 Women, children paying a high price for cuts in programs Rhode Island News RI
04/05/2010 Parents protest proposed cuts to day-care funding The Journal News NY
04/05/2010 State House and Senate budget proposals drop cuts to school readiness FL
04/04/2010 Nonprofit Newswire | State of Child Care in Georgia Problematic The Nonprofit Quarterly GA
03/29/2010 Money woes force closure of Fort Myers-based child care foundation FL
03/25/2010 Skills Center May Close Money-Losing Day-Care Center Kitsap Sun WA
03/25/2010 Students Protest Child Care Cuts at Community College MO
03/29/2010 Day care closing for some in Keene The Keene Sentinel NH
03/29/2010 Some worried over child-care funding St. Joseph News-Press MO
03/28/2010 IL Budget Crisis Hitting Families of Preschoolers CBS2 Chicago IL
03/29/2010 Farmington day care provider reeling from state cuts Foster's Daily Democrat NH
03/23/2010 Sen. Montgomery, Other Brooklyn Pols Vow To Fight Childcare Cuts Brooklyn's Daily Eagle NY
03/19/2010 Day care changes leave Rochester woman and toddler unsure of future Foster's Daily Democrat NH
03/17/2010 Child care subsidies face cutbacks amid budget woes NC
03/19/2010 Closing of child care center upsets parents The Day CT
03/15/2010 Missouri cuts make no sense, child care advocates say The Kansas City Star MO
03/06/2010 Ill. budget to hit schools, police, child care KWQC 6 IL
03/12/2010 Moms worry over Aims day care's closure Greeley Tribune CO
03/14/2010 Day care at College of Alameda to be closed Alameda Times-Star CA
03/11/2010 Popular Child Care Facility to Close Today's TMJ4 WI
03/07/2010 Families, facilities feel sting of child care cuts The Coloradoan CO
03/06/2010 Washington State Considering Deep Cut in Child Care Subsidies BirthtoThrive Online WA
03/15/2010 Day Care Dumped Gotham Gazette NY
03/02/2010 Snowstorms throw delicate economics of child care off balance The Washington Post DC
02/23/2010 Riverside County agency provides $8 million in day care grants The Press Enterprise CA
02/23/2010 Future uncertain for Positive Beginnings daycare centers TX
02/23/2010 NICC daycare facility is open to all, but in real danger of closing The Decorah Newspapers IA
02/21/2010 Child care businesses worry about plan to cancel funding boost as costs increase Missoulian MT
02/21/2010 Less state help available for child care Arizona Daily Star AZ
02/21/2010 County Executive Collins is urged to restore child care funding WBFO NY
02/16/2010 Tentative cuts made in Missouri's social services budget MO
02/16/2010 Pathways day care program faces funding cuts The News Tribune WA
02/14/2010 As finances get tighter for some families, day care is among the cutbacks NJ
02/13/2010 Agencies say losing subsidies would hurt services in cash-strapped times Quincy Herald-Whig IL
01/31/2010 Day care issue is a game of numbers The Buffalo News NY
01/23/2010 Allen Hospital to close child care center IA
01/25/2010 Early Head Start in Vail Valley wins stimulus funds Vail Daily CO
01/22/2010 Budget cuts forces JFS child care center to close Springfield News-Sun OH
01/23/2010 Families losing child care offered help The Buffalo News NY
01/21/2010 Stimulus funds expand infant childcare services Sierra Sun CA
01/14/2010 Update: Rockingham Community College to close day care News & Record NC
01/13/2010 Rainbow Children's Center to close its doors Jan. 31 Coshocton Tribune OH
01/16/2010 More families in need than money for program 9News CO
01/17/2010 Phoenix daycare center to close WSYR-TV NY
01/16/2010 Centers feeling effects of economic downturn The Free Lance-Star VA
01/13/2010 Budget cuts limit child care The Republican MA
01/11/2010 Child care subsidy dried up in Madison County NewsChannel 9 WSYR NY
01/02/2010 Waiting list for child-care aid swells Concord Monitor NH
01/03/2010 Day cares feel money crunch Rome News-Tribune GA
01/03/2010 Day care shutdowns in Sacramento region leave parents scrambling The Sacramento Bee CA
01/04/2010 County scales back state program NY
12/31/2009 Child-care program frozen The Longmont Times-Call CO
12/26/2009 $16 million cut from Head Start Times-News Online NC
12/28/2009 Child care supply threatened statewide Calaveras Enterprise CA
12/22/2009 Editorial: Payment mess threatens social service agencies Westchester Suburban Life IL
12/16/2009 Higher Horizons Day Care gets stimulus funds Washington Business Journal VA
12/17/2009 Residents Rally for Child Care Washington Informer DC
12/17/2009 Family center closes citing lack of funding Foster's Daily Democrat NH
12/11/2009 State delays new child subsidy rules The Honolulu Advertiser HI
12/13/2009 Dour economy brings new challenges to child care NJ
12/13/2009 Economy takes toll on child care York Daily Record PA
12/04/2009 Child care center closing Review Times OH
12/04/2009 Y-Kids child care program cut from Alameda schools Oakland Tribune CA
12/09/2009 Day cares in St. Louis area take a hit in recession St. Louis Post-Dispatch MO
12/03/2009 Waiting list for state child care in Arizona swells to 10,000 Arizona Republic AZ
11/30/2009 Clermont County Providing Free Child Care For Jobless KY
12/03/2009 Day care fee hike hits local facilities Mohave Valley News AZ
12/03/2009 Delay urged in child care cuts Honolulu Advertiser HI
12/02/2009 Growing demand for quality, affordable child care strains early childhood development Reno Gazette-Journal NV
12/02/2009 Activitsts: Affordable child care loses after $4.4M cut Allston-Brighton TAB MA
11/27/2009 New federal money will create 30 jobs, expand early childhood services Wisconsin State Journal WI
11/24/2009 College child care crunch SuburbanJournals MO
11/24/2009 Monroe County child services hurt by New York's budget problems Democrat and Chronicle NY
11/24/2009 Battle brews over day-care cuts Boston Herald MA
11/24/2009 Parents against cut in child-care funds Honolulu Star-Bulletin HI
11/23/2009 Budget cuts to hit child care services hard MA
11/19/2009 Parents, Children Rally to Keep D.C. Child Care Centers Open News Channel 8 DC
11/17/2009 Childcare licensing fees unfair to smaller operations, locals complain The Daily Courier AZ
11/17/2009 Budget woes claim day care at Orange County Courthouse Orlando Sentinel FL
11/17/2009 UI offers more child-care aid The Daily Iowan IA
11/14/2009 Increases to child-care fees to hurt families, kids Arizona Republic AZ
11/13/2009 Young, old will suffer most from state budget cuts Sun Shopper AZ
11/13/2009 El Paso Children's Day Care Closes After 50 Years TX
11/13/2009 Juniata County Child Care Centers May Be Forced To Shut Down PA
11/13/2009 Day Care At Courthouse May Shut Down Central Florida News 13 FL
11/10/2009 Orange Co. Court House Day Care Could Close FL
11/11/2009 CCISD to close day care in December Killeen Daily Herald TX
11/10/2009 Lawmakers criticize hike in child-care-license fees Arizona Republic AZ
11/09/2009 Day Care Payments Delayed In Sac Co. CA
11/09/2009 Agency expands child care assistance eligibility Plainview Daily Herald TX
11/04/2009 Investment in early childhood good use of stimulus dollars Lubbock Avalanche-Journal TX
11/09/2009 Economic Concerns Cause Half Of All Changes In Child Care PR Web NAT
11/07/2009 Child care office closing Berkshire Eagle MA
11/07/2009 Day care center closes in N. Idaho The Olympian ID
11/06/2009 Layoffs at Wachovia's child care center NC
11/05/2009 State gets stimulus money for child care Louisville Courier-Journal KY
11/05/2009 Stimulus money helps working parents pay for child care Beaumont Enterprise TX
10/29/2009 Temporary Child Care Assistance Program Augusta Chronicle GA
11/02/2009 Facing money woes, beloved day-care center seeks help News Chief FL
11/02/2009 State program to help with child care costs The Effingham Herald GA
10/26/2009 Ruskin day care center closes with little notice Tampa Tribune FL
10/24/2009 Stimulus money used for day care, fix affordable housing Visalia Times-Delta CA
10/22/2009 Child care services agency lays off seven Enterprise-Record CA
10/21/2009 Stimulus Dollars Will Help Child Care Programs WGIL Radio News IL
10/21/2009 Spelman to close child care center Atlanta Journal Constitution GA
10/20/2009 Day care facilities not receiving federal food money MI
10/20/2009 As aid shrinks, more 'stuck' for day care USA Today NAT
10/20/2009 Stimulus money helping families with child care Chicago Tribune IL
10/20/2009 Tide Point Daycare to close MD
10/16/2009 State of Michigan budget cuts hurt child-care centers MI
10/16/2009 More funding needed for QCCF child care center Siuslaw News OR
10/15/2009 Committee tables increasing child care costs The Ranger TX
10/14/2009 Many low-income families forced to wait for child care aid Nashua Telegraph NH
10/10/2009 Protestors march in Old Pasadena against cuts to publicly-funded child care Pasadena Star-News CA
10/12/2009 GodfreyLee cuts child care for students WOOD-TV MI
10/09/2009 Budget flap is costing care-givers Philadelphia Daily News PA
10/08/2009 State budget impasse: Some child care centers in Berks shut; others on brink of closing Reading Eagle PA
10/07/2009 Salvation Army To Close Child Care Center Memphis Daily News TN
10/07/2009 State budget stalemate strangling a day-care center Philadelphia Inquirer PA
10/07/2009 State proposes hike for child-care centers' fees KSWT-TV AZ
10/06/2009 Child care agency closes The Herald PA
10/02/2009 Child Care is Less Affordable After State Cuts Close Program Vineyard Gazette Online MA
10/02/2009 Parents, day cares feel pinch of DES cuts East Valley Tribune AZ
09/30/2009 Our House Child Care to close IA
09/30/2009 Waiting for day care: State assistance frozen, families face waiting list Foster's Daily Democrat NH
09/28/2009 Child-care subsidies on hold Concord Monitor NH
09/27/2009 State funding forces WSOS to close Republic preschool Advertiser-Tribune OH
09/25/2009 Day care centers struggling, working together to weather the financial storm Pittsburgh Tribune-Review PA
09/24/2009 Many State-Funded Preschool Programs Starting Late This Year 9&10 News MI
09/22/2009 Parents Lament End of City-run Day Care News Channel 8 DC
09/21/2009 Child-care subsidies being cut in Eagle County Vail Daily CO
09/19/2009 State’s child care system under duress The Missoulian MT
09/19/2009 DC Mayor Closing Low-Income Child Care Centers Race Wire DC
09/17/2009 Economic slump hits Valley child care Daily Herald NC
09/15/2009 Rally attendees decry education funding cuts Delaware County Daily Times PA
09/13/2009 Family Y's offer free childcare to those seeking jobs Aiken Standard SC
09/12/2009 County child care programs also suffering budget cuts Cumberland Times-News MD
09/10/2009 Child care crunch time: Fort Bliss infants ending up on waiting lists El Paso Times TX
09/10/2009 Daycare shutdown looms Cullman Times AL
09/10/2009 Financial woes may force Davidson day care to close WCNC NC
09/09/2009 Possible state child care cuts worry area operators Aurora Advocate CO
09/08/2009 Program helps jobless parents San Francisco Chronicle CA
07/11/2009 Unemployed parents to receive day care help The Salt Lake Tribune UT
09/05/2009 State budget impasse is hurting YWCA programs locally The Mercury PA
09/03/2009 Day care shutters without funding Altoona Mirror PA
09/02/2009 Day care center needs $64,000 to stay afloat NC
08/31/2009 Kids R Kids Daycare closes, shocks parents NV
08/31/2009 Santa Fe Springs dips into own pocket for day care Whittier Daily News CA
09/01/2009 State budget crisis hits local day cares Times Leader PA
09/01/2009 Blair County Child Care Providers Rally For State Budget PA
09/01/2009 Cuts in after-school programs have parents frantic New York Daily News NY
08/31/2009 Day-care providers protest delay in state payments Pittsburgh Post Gazette PA
08/29/2009 Lacking funds, several Head Start programs lay off employees Pittsburgh Tribune-Review PA
08/31/2009 More wait for child care help in Stearns County St. Cloud Times MN
08/30/2009 Conn. and Pa. state budgets still in limbo The Associated Press CT
08/31/2009 Day care center a casualty of budget deadlock York Dispatch PA
08/29/2009 Social Services on state subsidies: No funds for fall '09 child care Steuben Courier NY
08/28/2009 South Pointe Daycare Forced To Close WPXI Pittsburgh PA
08/28/2009 Child care center closings lead to the city-wide summit on the Child Care Crisis The Examiner DC
08/29/2009 Day care dilemma: Facilities’ funding cut by state budget stalemate The Tribune Democrat PA
08/27/2009 Budget cuts hurt day care facilities Lancaster Eagle Gazette OH
08/27/2009 Popular Greenville Day Care Closing, Parents Scrambling WYFF Greenville SC
08/27/2009 Treasure Coast day-care facilities feeling economic sting TCPalm FL
08/26/2009 Cushing Daycare Closing Its Doors OK
08/27/2009 State budget impasse crippling subsidized child care centers in Berks Reading Eagle PA
08/27/2009 Help available for Missoula students who need childcare Montana's News Station MT
08/27/2009 Recession takes toll on Brevard day care Florida Today FL
08/27/2009 Stimulus goes toward child care assistance News & Record NC
08/25/2009 Parents Scramble as Ax Falls on After-School Programs The Wall Street Journal NY
08/25/2009 Tri-County must split child care referral, child care The Bridgeton News NJ
08/24/2009 Income limits eased on local child care assistance program TX
08/21/2009 Day care dilemma The Herald-Mail PA
08/21/2009 State budget cuts force cuts in child care The Newark Advocate NJ
08/23/2009 York County day cares pinched by poor economy The Herald SC
08/20/2009 Stimulus helps families get child care after long wait Journal and Courier IN
08/19/2009 Protests Over Closing of Police Day Care Center The New York Times NY
08/19/2009 Workforce Solutions receives stimulus funds to pay for child care TX
08/19/2009 Group Protests Lack Of State Day Care Funding KDKA PA
08/17/2009 Pa. wait lists grow by the day Philadelphia Inquirer PA
08/17/2009 Gov. Ed Rendell stresses need for more child care funding in Pennsylvania PA
08/15/2009 Economy forces Huntington Hospital to shut its employee day care center Pasadena Star-News CA
08/15/2009 Wells Fargo to end day care subsidy ND
08/15/2009 Parents left scrambling after preschool implements rate hikes  Claremont Courier CA
08/16/2009 $1 million loss in child care Steuben Courier NY
08/14/2009 Daycare Shut Down by Economy WHO-TV IA
08/12/2009 Local day-care operators worried Pittsburgh Live PA
08/11/2009 Infant child care spots still lacking in Vail Valley Vail Daily CO
08/08/2009 Day care centers may force kids out, or cut staff and operations Pittsburgh Tribune-Review PA
08/07/2009 Day care closes its doors Battle Creek Enquirer MI
08/07/2009 Day care closing upsets staff, families Jackson Sun TN
08/06/2009 Day care centers' enrollments drop as cash-strapped parents cut back Northern Virginia Daily VA
08/05/2009 Wichita child care center's closing leaves parents scrambling for replacement day care KFSM KS
08/04/2009 New child care funds available for parents WOAI TX
06/26/2009 Corporate day care centers feel wrath of economy Boston Business Journal MA
08/04/2009 State banks money for child care Des Moines Register IA
08/04/2009 Families are scrambling after Ohio day-care cuts Toledo Blade OH
08/04/2009 YMCA child-care funds cut by state Visalia Times-Delta CA
08/04/2009 PMC to Close Employee Day Care Center KPVI-TV ID
08/03/2009 Ailing economy taking toll on Berks County day care centers Reading Eagle WY
08/01/2009 Economy hits day cares The State SC
07/31/2009 People Protest Closing Of Winston-Salem State's Day Care Digtriad NC
07/31/2009 Child care providers slammed by recession Santa Cruz Sentinel CA
07/28/2009 Child care faces cuts at Visalia schools Fresno Bee CA
07/28/2009 Stronger focus on child care urged Press-Enterprise CA
07/27/2009 YMCA Cutbacks To Affect Hundreds Of Children KHTS Radio CA
07/27/2009 Day Care Providers Waiting for Money WCIA-3 News IL
07/26/2009 Recession: Child Care Provider Feels the Trickle Down Effect Greely Tribune CO
07/24/2009 Parents Scramble for Child Care Kentucky Post OH
07/23/2009 WSSU Child Care Facility to Close Amid Budget Cuts WXII- 12 NC
07/23/2009 State Budget Woes Worry Child Care Centers Peoria Journal Star IL
07/17/2009 Day Care Decline WBNG NY
07/22/2009 City Council Votes to Close Child Care Center WSIL TV IL
07/21/2009 Ohio Budget: Local Senior Program Saved, Child Care Gutted Mansfield News Journal OH
07/21/2009 Hayes Child Care Center to close Daily Egyptian IL
07/17/2009 YMCA childcare program to close after 16 years ID
07/17/2009 Economy Effecting Enrollment at Many Day Cares Lancaster Eagle Gazette OH
07/16/2009 Enrollment Freeze for States Low-Income Child Care Program Inland News CA
07/13/2009 WVa raises payments for child care providers The Charleston Gazette WV
07/13/2009 Shaky economy clouds day camps' fun in the sun The Detroit News MI
07/12/2009 Ohio advocates cling to hope for budget rescue OH
07/11/2009 State cuts could impact child-care subsidies Newark Advocate NJ
07/10/2009 State budget deal: Good news, bad news for child care parents WKYC-TV OH
07/10/2009 Possible Childcare Cuts Hit Home OH
07/10/2009 State stops payments to child care providers Chronicle-Telegram OH
07/10/2009 Budget Cuts Could Close Child-Care Centers in San Mateo County San Mateo County Times CA
07/09/2009 Low-Wage Schedules and the Child Care Struggle New America Foundation NAT
07/09/2009 Colony day care nearing closure after 13 years serving community Cullman Times AL
07/07/2009 Annie Malone Child Care Center Closing St. Louis Today MO
07/05/2009 Nest Center Closing Day Care Lexington Herald-Leader KY
07/05/2009 Slumping Economy Having Adverse Effect on Child Care in Alabama Montgomery Advertiser AL
07/02/2009 Logan Square Day Care May Lose State Funding CBS 2 Chicago IL
07/02/2009 Parents scramble for child care The Press Republican NY
06/30/2009 Aberdeen Day Care's Final Day Keloland TV SD
07/01/2009 Parents fear loss of child care in budget impasse The State Journal-Register IL
07/01/2009 Budget Stalemate Means Child Care Cuts WIFR IL
06/29/2009 Syracuse Day Care Center Closing WSYR-TV NY
06/26/2009 Marin parents brace for cuts to child care Marin Independent Journal CA
06/25/2009 IL Families Could Lose Child Care WCIA-3 News IL
06/23/2009 Childcare cuts threaten area's working poor Chi Town Daily News IL
06/23/2009 YMCA's Child Care in East Stroudsburg Schools Could Close Pocono Record PA
06/19/2009 Parents may lose day care subsidies Pekin Daily Times IL
06/19/2009 Ohio child care program is facing cuts WTGV-ABC OH
06/17/2009 Child Care Costs Skyrocket WPTZ- NBC NY
06/17/2009 Budget Issues Could Force Day Care Cuts WLS- ABC IL
06/12/2009 State budget cuts squeeze day-care users, providers Suburban Chicago News IL
06/17/2009 Costs cause shift in child care Argus Leader SD
06/17/2009 Area day care centers adjusting to cutbacks Naperville Sun IL
06/17/2009 Child Care Center May Be Forced To Close WSIL-ABC IL
06/17/2009 East Syracuse Child Care Center to Close in July WSYR-ABC NY
06/16/2009 Early childhood letdown: Bronx day care centers losing classrooms in fall Daily News NY
06/15/2009 UMD to close day care center The Herald News MA
06/14/2009 Young parent program closing The Herald CT
06/14/2009 Jobless Parents Face Child-Care Dilemma NY
06/13/2009 Hayes Child Care Funding At Risk The Southern IL
06/13/2009 Salvation Army to Close Day Care Center Greeley Tribune CO
06/13/2009 Parents Fret as Sites Ready to Close or Move NY
06/10/2009 Upcoming legislative vote risks cuts to special needs programs Examiner OR
06/11/2009 Parents Give Lawmakers an Earful About Childcare Cuts Central Illinois News Center IL
06/09/2009 Center closes child care services The Commercial-News IL
06/08/2009 Wichita school board votes to end child care program at Dunbar Adult Center The Wichita Eagle KS
06/08/2009 Budget cuts hit home for child care Clay County Progress NC
06/09/2009 Recession leaves parents hunting for affordable day care Orlando Sentinel FL
06/07/2009 Day care's shutdown upsets parents The Journal News NY
06/08/2009 Area 30 childcare closing Banner Graphic IN
06/07/2009 Parents worry Hillsborough County job cuts could impact in-home child care ABC Action News FL
06/05/2009 Child care advocates protest possible cuts The Delaware County Daily Times PA
06/04/2009 Closure of child care center leaves parents scrambling Las Vegas Sun NV
06/02/2009 Economy impacting daycare centers and parents FL
05/28/2009 Arc child care closing its doors The Reporter WI
05/27/2009 Day care provider struggles during recession but is optimistic about long term Medill Reports IL
05/26/2009 Bradford Co. To Shut Down Day Care Center WENY-TV News NY
05/26/2009 Care providers at risk Statesman Journal OR
05/25/2009 Child care cuts Marietta Times OH
05/31/2009 3 local child-care facilities closing Fond du Lac Reporter WI
05/28/2009 Some question Va.‘s allocation of stimulus funds for child care Times Dispatch VA
05/28/2009 Urge lawmakers to vote against child care cuts Marietta Times OH
05/24/2009 Day care dilemma: Tough economy, loss of subsidies take toll Tribune-Democrat PA
05/22/2009 A county day care closes The Daily Review PA
05/22/2009 Franklin Memorial Hosptial To Close Child Care Program WCSH-TV ME
05/21/2009 Families struggle to pay for childcare during summer months KVIA TX
05/20/2009 Griswold: In-school child care program may close Norwich Bulletin CT
05/20/2009 UH closing child care school abc Local 13 TX
05/18/2009 In tight times, day care goes Metro NY
05/19/2009 Day care decision fair or not? Front Page News FL
05/18/2009 Price issue snags YMCA day care The Reporter News PA
05/15/2009 Parents could lose child care program at Gaston College Gaston Gazette NC
05/07/2009 Good News for Families: Daycare Crisis Over Rochester Homepage NY
04/24/2009 Head Start program facing unexpected state funding cuts The Bristol Press CT
05/14/2009 Economy Taking Toll On Day Cares KCRA Sacramento NAT
05/12/2009 Affordable summer daycare options shrinking in Mesa AZ Central AZ
05/13/2009 Frustration rises over child care program The Almanac Online CA
05/14/2009 Agencies say state budget cuts will have ripple effect on needy in Jackson The Jackson Citizen Patriot MI
05/13/2009 Parents Scramble as Lakeland Day Care Closes The Ledger FL
05/12/2009 Program To Help Unemployed With Child Care Keloland TV SD
05/12/2009 Families stuck, as budget woes prompt day care cuts The Milford Daily MA
05/11/2009 New program to help South Dakotans with child care KTIV News Channel 4 SD
05/10/2009 Day care for teen moms may close in Newburgh Record Online NY
05/07/2009 Day care slots become available in Steamboat Steam Boat Pilot NY
05/06/2009 CNY child care sites report falling enrollments NY
05/06/2009 Cash-strapped Central New York parents send fewer children to child care The Post-Standard NY
05/03/2009 Staten Islanders to protest budget cuts to city-funded day care centers Staten Island Advance NY
05/01/2009 Daycare centers fight fee increase Fox11online WI
05/01/2009 NOR Recreation And Parks District Closes Day Care Program CA
04/29/2009 MSU closes child care center Trail Blazer Online KY
04/30/2009 Fairbanks' day care dilemma News Miner AK
04/25/2009 Trimming Menlo Children's Center child care subsidy would give parents bigger tab Mercury News CA
03/26/2009 Possible Child-Care Program Cuts Prompt Concerns at Panel Hearing Washington Post DC
03/13/2009 Child-care wait list on rise; help needed Daily Times PA
03/13/2009 Some DHR child care subsidies at risk Montgomery Advertiser AL
03/09/2009 Childcare in Bad Economy Fox44 LA
04/28/2009 Economy hitting Missoula parents, daycare providers Montana's News Station MT
04/28/2009 High cost of child care Pensacola News Journal FL
04/26/2009 Subsidized child care is elusive in Lee County The News-Press FL
04/25/2009 Day care options even scarcer Concord Monitor NH
04/24/2009 Paying more dearly for child care The Oregonian OR
04/23/2009 Parents will struggle without Challenger program The Herald SC
04/21/2009 Some Texas families lose childcare in bad economy CBS 11 News TX
04/21/2009 DAY CARE CRISIS Queens Courier NY
04/21/2009 UAW day care center closing MI
03/12/2009 Economic slump hurts daycare business 2News ID
03/12/2009 Day care numbers down, parents seeking cheaper alternatives WKTV NY
03/12/2009 Recession taking toll on business for child care center Muskegon Chronicle MI
03/10/2009 Child Care feels Economic Woes KPTH SD
03/10/2009 U parents brace for potential child care center cuts Minnesota Daily MN
04/18/2009 Eliminating Menlo Park child care subsidy would leave parents with tab Tri Valley Herald CA
04/18/2009 Wilkes Community College Day Care To Close WXII The Triad NC
04/17/2009 SUU child care closing permanently at end of semester Desert Valley Times UT
04/17/2009 Day Care Feeling The Crunch CA
03/19/2009 Childcare Center Economic Victim MN
04/16/2009 Struggling for Child Care WJTV MS
04/17/2009 Day Care Centers Feel Recession's Impact NE
04/17/2009 Child care program future uncertain Pittsburg Morning Sun KS
04/14/2009 Economy reduces day care needs Kane County Chronicle IL
04/14/2009 Save Money on Childcare KSPR MO
04/14/2009 Parents feel squeezed out of child care due to rising costs The Almanac Online CA
04/12/2009 Salvation Army to close child care programs The Reporter WI
04/10/2009 Parents face child care hurdle Richmond County Daily Journal NC
04/09/2009 Hub City In Need of Daycare KSFY SD
04/09/2009 More in need of help with day-care costs Salisbury Post NC
04/08/2009 Cutting aid for child care will hurt state over time KY
04/08/2009 Early-learning program faces state budget axe Kirkland Reporter WA
04/08/2009 Palmyra day care center could close at end of school year The Patriot News PA
04/07/2009 Parents cut back on child care hours Green Bay Press Gazette WI
04/06/2009 Budget crunch threatens child care services for low-income families Wink TV Southwest Florida FL
04/06/2009 Raising Grandchildren in a Recession The New York Times National
04/06/2009 Declining calls for day care could be sign of economic troubles South Washington County Bulletin MN
04/02/2009 Recession hurts child care center enrollment Daily Northwestern IL
03/31/2009 Forum highlights childcare aid Franklin Park Herald Journal IL
04/02/2009 Worsening economy stresses social work staff; Board asked to add two to HHS Chisago County Press MN
04/01/2009 Parents must balance costs, benefits of daycare Post-Bulletin MN
03/31/2009 Suffolk families, group seek state funds for child care Newsday NY
03/30/2009 Day-care slots open due to recession Mom2Mom TX
03/30/2009 Recession shakes up nanny business CNN National
03/15/2009 High cost forces tough choices for parents Billings Gazette MT
03/27/2009 Recession squeezes day care from both sides MSNBC HI
03/26/2009 Tough Economy Produces More 'Stay At Home Dads' CBS 13 CA
03/09/2009 Money loss spurs end to child-care program Des Moines Register IA
03/22/2009 An economic stimulus that keeps on giving Ledger-Enquirer GA
03/22/2009 Easley, Hunt signature programs for kids face cuts The Daily Advance NC
03/24/2009 Head Start program laying off employees WOAI TX
03/24/2009 Money raised enables children to return to safe child care Rochester Democrat and Chronicle NY
03/25/2009 Economy Hurting Child Care in Georgia; Stephanie Blank and Quality Care for Children to Host Fundraiser PR Web GA
03/23/2009 Discount Diva: New York is most costly for child care Buffalo News NY
03/23/2009 Easley, Hunt Signature Programs For Kids Face Cuts MyNC News NC
03/23/2009 Downturn takes toll on child care providers Mindachild Blog NAT
03/23/2009 DC residents protest plans to shut day-care center Examiner DC
03/19/2009 Waiting list grows for child care subsidies PA
03/19/2009 Day care closure highlights need The Desert Sun CA
03/16/2009 3,000 Children To Be Cut From Subsidized Daycare Program CBS 42 AL
03/17/2009 Two daycare doors close, one hopes for a fall opening Black Hills Pioneer SD
03/17/2009 Capitol workers could be affected by child care cuts AZ
03/17/2009 Companies Offer Free Day Care, Suits In Tough Economic Times OH
03/14/2009 Jobless struggle to keep day care Columbus Dispatch OH
03/15/2009 Mayor: NYC helps families pay for child care Staten Island Advance NY
03/15/2009 Day care centers feel 'trickle-down' effect Muskegon Chronicle MI
03/16/2009 Chattanooga: UTC child care on the block Chattanooga Times Free Press TN
03/04/2009 Wausau Daycare Will Offer Free Child Care For Unemployed Parents WSAW TV WI
03/04/2009 Enrollment of kids at day cares falls as area parents lose jobs The Witchita Eagle KS
03/05/2009 Help available to cover childcare costs WVLT TN
02/21/2009 Many Personians struggling to afford childcare in sluggish economy Roxboro Courier Times NC
02/21/2009 Day Care Numbers Dwindle Amidst Recession KEPR CBS 19 WA
03/02/2009 Day Cares Struggle As Parents Lose Jobs, Cut Back WCCO MN
02/24/2009 Childcare programs hit by funding crisis The Ukiah Daily Journal CA
02/24/2009 Job losses crunch child care centers as more parents stay home DailyMe NC
02/24/2009 Mother Load: As jobs disappear, child care suffers The Record NJ
02/26/2009 Juggling books and diapers The Badger Herald WI
02/12/2009 Twin Cities day cares take a hit Star Tribune MN
02/13/2009 Working Poor' to lose child care subsidies East Valley Tribune AZ
02/14/2009 Economy hitting child care providers Northland's News Center MN
02/14/2009 Demand Down for local child care services Worcester Business Journal MA
02/16/2009 Paying for child care on a tighter budget The Providence Journal NY
02/16/2009 City closes preschool & gives kids 60 days to get out 760 AM Talk City Radio CA
02/16/2009 Local daycare hurt by unemployment KXLY News WA
02/16/2009 More Dallas-area parents turning to day care at night The Dallas Morning News TX
02/11/2009 Parents protest city's closing of day cares Daily News NY
02/10/2009 Day care closures have parents waiting, worrying Daily News NY
02/09/2009 Parents push for reprive on daycare closing The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine ME
02/01/2009 Some child care centers make accomodations for financially struggling parents The Dallas Morning News TX
02/03/2009 Layoffs, State Budget Freeze Hurting Child Care Providers Flathead Beacon MT
02/04/2009 Budget cuts force child care waiting list The Arizona Guardian AZ
02/04/2009 Child care during a recession NC
02/04/2009 USM to close child care centers Maine Today ME
02/05/2009 How day care crisis impacts providers, kids The Daily Journal IL
02/02/2009 Economic downturn punches child-care industry Montana's News Station MT
02/02/2009 Child Care Subsidy is a lifeline, but may be changing Bend Oregon Local News OR
02/03/2009 Child care services see reduced business Billings Gazette MT
02/03/2009 County considers new management for child care Citizen Times NC
01/30/2009 Child care owner in Fargo to close her doors after 21 years InForum ND
01/30/2009 Affording child care can be difficult for many families Wway NewsChannel 3 NC
01/23/2009 More Parents Face a Child Care Crisis ABC News GA
01/25/2009 Families Struggle to Find Affordable Care Wausau Daily Herald WI
01/21/2009 Child care providers face cuts for poor The Missoulian MT
01/21/2009 More parents file for child-care aid Denver Post CO
01/21/2009 Enrollment down at day care centers The News-Press FL
01/21/2009 Center for Disability Services cutting child care services Schenectady Gazette NY
01/14/2009 Child care providers struggle Statesman Journal OR
01/14/2009 OP ED: Working families need support South County Independent RI
01/13/2009 Children hurt by struggling economy, too Star News MN
01/13/2009 Report: Michigan’s woeful economy hurting children Daily Tribune MI
01/12/2009 Special-needs day care to end along with other Arc programs The Register Guard OR
01/11/2009 The Day Care Dilemma Northwest Herald IL
01/11/2009 A pregnant pause Indianoplis Star IN
01/10/2009 YMCA cuts threaten child care Herald Tribune FL
01/10/2009 Reduction in child care subsidies hurts parents, providers Burlington Times News NC
01/10/2009 Losing money, Next Generation day care shuts down Portsmouth Herald News NH
01/09/2009 Day Care Centers Feeling Economic Crunch KAOT NM
01/09/2009 Official: Layoffs at Grand Terrace's Child Care Center won't hurt services Press-Enterprise CA
01/09/2009 Pinched parents dropping day care The Wenatchee World Online WA
01/07/2009 Economy Affecting Daycare WSET VA
01/08/2009 Daycares feel the effects of the economy Wink News FL
01/06/2009 A Money Saving Child Care Secret Mainstreet NJ
01/06/2009 Grand Terrace's city layoffs cut into child care center Inland News CA
01/07/2009 Economy having big effect on those caring for little ones Catonsville Times MD
01/05/2009 SC special needs child care facility closes WRDW-TV SC
01/04/2009 Would You Bring Your Child to Work? Parent Dish National
01/03/2009 Child care centers face dropping enrollment East Valley Tribune AZ
01/03/2009 Parents face tough decision Hattiesburg American MS
01/03/2009 Sour economy hits child care The Jackson Citizen Patriot MI
01/03/2009 Day care also hit by the recession Virginia Gazette VA
01/02/2009 Families cut back on daycare to save money Escanaba Daily Press MI
12/31/2008 Too many children are living in poverty Casper Star Tribune Online WY
12/31/2008 Eliminating poverty starts with affordable child care The Coloradoan CO
12/31/2008 State cuts child care subsidies Reno-Gazette Journal NV
12/30/2008 Supervisors hear funding requests Daily Times Herald IA
12/24/2008 Las Vegas likely to hand off oversight of centers Free Online Library NV
12/25/2008 Day care classes shrink as parents cut corners Augusta Chronicle SC
12/27/2008 Daycare centers face declining enrollment The Arizona Republic AZ
12/27/2008 Demand for day care remains steady in Enid OK
12/28/2008 Personal finance: Families cut back on day care in hard times Star-Telegram National
12/30/2008 Day care homes suffer in recession The Daily Times MD
12/30/2008 Day cares feel economic pinch Journal and Courier IN
12/30/2008 Day care subsidy cuts pose tough choice Las Vegas Sun MN
12/30/2008 Daycare shortage Worthington Daily Globe MN
12/29/2008 Letters: Federal funds are needed to ease the child-care crisis Philadelphia Daily News PA
12/25/2008 Despite giving aid to parents, centers see fewer children Augusta Chronicle GA
12/23/2008 CHKD child care center to close; ODU's won't accept babies The Virginian-Pilot VA
12/23/2008 Economy Forces Parents to Pull Kids from Daycare ABC News 4 SC
12/22/2008 Unemployment takes toll on child care services The News Tribune WA
12/19/2008 Child Care Center In Danger Of Closing VA
12/23/2008 Funding cuts threaten NY child care Times-Herald Record NY
12/23/2008 Economy influences the decision to have babies Chicago Tribune National
12/22/2008 Citing rising costs, child care program closes doors News Channel 9 WSYR NY
12/22/2008 Daycare for teen parents may be in jeopardy next year Gotham Schools NY
12/22/2008 Day care homes suffer recession Bethany Beach Wave DE`
12/21/2008 Parents saving by cutting day care Delmarva Daily Times MD
12/21/2008 Squeezed on All Sides, Parents Forgo Day Care Washington Post MD
12/19/2008 Cuts To Day Care Worry Queens Centers Queens Tribune NY
12/19/2008 Every level of education in line for budget cuts The Wanatchee World Online WA
12/18/2008 Child Care Centers Hit By Weak Economy Too WDEF News TN
12/18/2008 All-day kindergarten plan may fall victim to economy The Boston Globe MA
12/17/2008 Many find it harder to make ends meet The Providence Journal RI
12/17/2008 Study: Sandwich Generation Struggling With Dual Caregiver Responsibilities Market Watch MA
12/10/2008 Welfare picture even bleaker Dispatch Politics OH
12/16/2008 Economic Downturn Affects Local Child Care KAIT 8 AR
12/16/2008 Child care programs feel the pinch as parents struggle to cope with job cuts in the ailing economy Pioneer Press MI
12/12/2008 Families Finding it Harder to Pay for Preschool The Grand Rapids Press MI
12/15/2008 Parents cut back on child day care as costs rise The Baltimore Sun PA
12/13/2008 How's business for the day care owner? Visalia Times-Delta CA
12/12/2008 Economy forces child care demand up News 14 Carolina NC
12/12/2008 Childcare enrollment on decline in tough economy Daily Advance NC
12/14/2008 State’s cuts could leave homeless child-care programs in lurch Boston Herald MA
12/12/2008 Economic Impact on Child Care WCTV FL
12/12/2008 Struggling families drop day care The Detroit News MI
12/11/2008 Day Care Centers feel the economic downturn KSLA News 12 LA
12/11/2008 More People Cut Back On Day Care To Save Money Local News 8 ID
12/11/2008 More Parents Missing Day Care Payments KFDA - News Channel 10 TX
12/11/2008 Economy Forces Parents To Cut Day Care News Channel 5 TN
12/11/2008 Daycare sees business dwindle WWMT News MI
12/09/2008 Parent to Parent: Get creative to find affordable childcare WA
12/08/2008 The vanishing 9-to-5 job The Christian Science Monitor National
12/05/2008 Protest Scheduled on Plan To Cut Day Care Centers Brooklyn Daily Eagle NY
12/10/2008 Child care a luxury? Why parents are cutting back WalletPop Blog National
12/10/2008 Families Cut Back on Day Care As Costs - and Worries - Rise The Wall Street Journal PA
12/09/2008 Day care enrollment declining KHNL NBC 8 Honolulu, Hawaii HI
12/08/2008 Poor economy makes affordable quality child care hard to find TC Palm FL
11/18/2008 Sluggish economy affects childcare centers WLBT 3 News Online MS
11/24/2008 Tough economy forces stay-at-home parents back to work 9News Online CO
11/30/2008 Tight economy forces more families to share resources Detroit Free Press TN
12/01/2008 Nonprofits in a faltering economy Los Angeles Times CA
12/02/2008 5th child care closes in Fargo area without notice Associated Press ND
12/02/2008 Tight economy pulling kids out of in-home child care KARE 11 Online MN
11/20/2008 To Restore Economic Health, Congress Must Put Children First Roll Call National
12/02/2008 State budget plan cuts services Statesman Journal OR
12/02/2008 The down economy hits child care providers Minnesota Public Radio MN
11/30/2008 Economy affecting Arizona preschools, child care Tucson Citizen Online AZ
11/28/2008 Residents rally against proposed budget The Orleans Star LA
11/25/2008 Businesses seek child care in Fargo KFYR-TV Online ND
11/24/2008 Saving money on child care costs WBTV 3 News NC
11/21/2008 Child Care providers face uncertain future in volatile economy Le Mar Daily Sentinal IA
11/21/2008 Family budgets' squeeze being felt on child care, too Rockford Registered Star IL
11/19/2008 City Plans to Reduce Aid to 21 Child Care Locations New York Times Online NY
11/24/2008 Lost buddies: Economy affecting preschools The Arizona Republic AZ
11/23/2008 Economic woes force difficult decisions about day care Pittsburgh Tribune-Review PA
11/21/2008 After making gains, low-income child care threatened by cuts The Examiner VA
11/20/2008 Some child care providers seeing enrollment decline Frederick News-Post Online MD
11/20/2008 ACS To Slash $60 Million From Child Care Funds NY1, 24 hour Local News NY
11/10/2008 Child Care Costs Rising MyFox Colorado CO
11/15/2008 Economy Plays Role In Shift To Alternative Care The Denver Channel CO
11/14/2008 Economy squeezing child care centers Leader-Telegram WI
11/17/2008 Center's closing will leave some families searching for child care Gazette Xtra WI
11/16/2008 Child Care Centers Feel Pinch Portland Press Herald ME
11/10/2008 Day cares feeling downturn Clarion Ledger MS
11/12/2008 West Fargo Child Care Closes Suddenly WDAY News ND
11/12/2008 Another Child Care Closure Puts the Pinch on Parents WDAY News ND
11/11/2008 Child Care services left struggling in bad economy 9 NY
11/11/2008 Independent View: Head Start Needs Help The Independent Online NY
11/19/2008 Local Child Care Centers Offer Incentives to Increase Enrollment (News 12) SC
11/09/2008 Budget Cuts Close Four Greenville, South Carolina, Child Care Centers Associated Content SC
11/20/2008 Florida Child Care Expenses (abc) FL
11/12/2008 I-Team: How Safe Is Your Daycare? CBS 4 Local Local News FL
11/12/2008 Soaring cost of child care suffocates working families Palm Beach Post FL
11/12/2008 Some Children Pulled From Child Care Due to the Economy KyPost KY
11/16/2008 Parents Feel Pinch of Child Care Cost The Capital MD
11/16/2008 Child care costs a concern with down economy The Beacon News IL
11/21/2008 Bad economy forces some parents to cut back on child care The Chicago Tribune IL
11/08/2008 Child Care Enrollments Plummet as Families Struggle to Pay the Bills Babble IL
11/11/2008 Parents pull kids from child care as money tightens The Associated Press IL
11/07/2008 School, child care costs anything but academic The Balitmore Sun PA