Stories tagged: "child care"


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In Stressful Times, Child Tax Credit Lights Up Lives of Macomb County Kids

The child tax credit had kids in this Macomb neighborhood running into the streets with wonder and excitement. Here's why.

‘We Couldn’t Afford It’: Childcare Costs Are Upending Michigan Moms’ Lives. What Can Fix the Problem?

The cost of childcare is reaching a breaking point and exacting a mental toll. “I don't think that having children should only be for the wealthy and that's kind of how I feel right now,” said Julie Groce, a Grand Blanc mom. 

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The Pandemic ‘Blew the House of Cards All the Way Down’ for Mothers. Can Joe Biden Build It Back Better?

Moms are not okay. The pandemic has taken a toll and they are exhausted and struggling to find affordable child care. But help could be on the way, as President Joe Biden has a plan to pass a once-in-a-generation investment to help working families.

A mother takes her daughters to the school.
Snowy State, Child Care Desert: What’s Being Done About Child Care in Michigan

Many Michigan families had to stay home with their young ones during the pandemic. Now, the state is working to make child care available and accessible.

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‘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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These Small Businesses Take Care of Your Children. Who’s Taking Care of Them During the Pandemic?

“I’m trying to carry on here every day. I’m coming in at 6:30 every morning and I’m here until 5:30 in the evening. I’m the owner and director, I’m here all the time, and I have a family at home to worry about as well."

COVID-19 pandemic forces children and teachers online learning.
‘Exhausted Doesn’t Cut It’: This Mom and Teacher Shares What Life Is Like Now That Schools Have Reopened

A mother shares her exhausting experience as a parent and teacher juggling between caring for her children and teaching her students during the coronavirus pandemic.