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Child Care Access and L.A.’s Recovery

Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm-1:00 pm

Since March 2020, 296 child care centers have closed in Los Angeles County, resulting in the loss of about 7,500 child care spots. The lack of affordable, quality child care is likely to affect the trajectory of the region’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

Join Lewis Center director Evelyn Blumenberg and First 5 LA early care and education program officer Jaime Kalenik in a conversation about the state of child care access in the county, including key findings from a recent center report, and how child care access connects to other issues facing the LA region like housing affordability and transportation access. In their response, First 5 LA will share the different ways that their organization and partners are working to advance progress to address the lack of access for parents as well as improving conditions for people working in the child care sector.

Further reading: Access to Child Care in Los Angeles County: Recent Trends and COVID-19 Implications

Wednesday, June 30
12:30 – 1 p.m. PT