VIDEO: NC Businesses Should Invest In Childcare, Workers Say

 
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During the pandemic, Congress passed legislation that helped childcare providers keep their centers open and pay their teachers more. That funding expires on June 30. If the North Carolina General Assembly doesn’t step in to replace that funding, many childcare centers will have to close. Keisha Sanders, the director of the childcare center Raleigh Nursery, said at a recent roundtable discussion that businesses like Apple, Google, and Amazon, which are spending millions to expand their presence in the state, should also invest in early childhood education.

By Alexis Lawson, Michael McElroy

April 16, 2024

 

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During the pandemic, Congress passed legislation that helped childcare providers keep their centers open and pay their teachers more. That funding expires on June 30.

If the North Carolina General Assembly doesn’t step in to replace that funding, many childcare centers will have to close.

Keisha Sanders, the director of the childcare center Raleigh Nursery, said at a recent roundtable discussion that businesses like Apple, Google, and Amazon, which are spending millions to expand their presence in the state, should also invest in early childhood education.

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  • Alexis Lawson

    Alexis is Cardinal & Pine's social media manager. A passionate writer and storyteller, she is dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and celebrating the power of storytelling. She has contributed to a variety of publications, including Business Insider, MetroUk and MadameNoire.

  • Michael McElroy

    Michael McElroy is Cardinal & Pine's political correspondent. He is an adjunct instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and a former editor at The New York Times.

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