The Pandemic’s Impact on Families, Children & Early Care Providers

The pandemic’s impact on families with young children includes not only issues of health and child care, but also access to basic needs.  Researchers, funders and advocates are providing snapshots of family and early care provider experiences and needs.


Families with Young Children

Low-Income Workers with Children

  • Researchers at Barnard College and Duke University had a real-time survey of low-income service workers with children in the field as the coronavirus hit. The results show terrible impacts on wages and emotional distress.

Early Childhood Education Workforce




July 16th Weekly COVID-19 Call – Food Insecurity and Disparities in Food Access  
Speaker: Geri Henchy, Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).

May 28th Weekly COVID-19 Call – Impact of the Pandemic on Families
Speakers: Rapid EC ProjectPower-PAC IllinoisNational Black Child Development Institute

May 14, 2020 – Innovations to Support Families
Speakers: Rapid Response Home Visiting, Parents as Teachers, Abriendo Puertos/Opening Doors, and the National Family Support Center 

May 1, 2020 – Disproportionate Impact on Immigrant Children and Families: What Philanthropists and Advocates Can Do
Speakers: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP);  Latino Policy ForumCenter for New American Children, Children atRisk (Texas); and Irving Harris Foundation.   Co-hosted with the Alliance for Early Success.