Examining the child care workforce as it sees shortage

Study: Childcare opened safely to nearly 19,000 kids, resulting in low COVID-19 cases and low spread
Posted at 7:27 PM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 06:16:17-05

(WXYZ) — As COVID-19 restrictions are easing up across the country, parents are heading back to the office and they're left with the challenge of finding affordable child care.

Oakland County Michigan Works! Director Jennifer Llewellyn joined us on 7 UpFront Tuesday to talk about the issue as the industry experiences a shortage of employees.

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE.

"Many times when people think about child care or early childhood development, they don't even think of it as a workforce development or workforce issue. What the pandemic did was it highlighted some of the challenges that we face across the child care industry related to workforce. It's really just been a perfect storm for both child care providers and the families that they serve," Llewellyn said.

For more information, click here.