Rebecca Bodenheimer is an Oakland-based freelance writer and cultural critic whose work has been published at CNN Opinion, LA Times, Vice, San Francisco Chronicle, Inside Higher Ed, Billboard, Today's Parent, and more.
To get a better sense of what’s been lost to the coronavirus pandemic, COURIER interviewed three women who had to shutter their businesses in recent months.
Working moms are worried about their careers as they're forced to shoulder the burden of helping their kids navigate distance learning.
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.
"She was quite frankly very miserable … not having any peer interaction, not having any teacher interaction.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already existing crisis in the American childcare industry. Here's how some providers are coping.