Survey: A third of Wisconsin child care centers could close if economic conditions don't improve
18 Jan 2023
Source: Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin’s child care industry continues to face a critical staffing crisis — one that is expected to get worse if federal COVID relief funding isn’t replaced once it runs out.
That’s according to a recent national survey of early childhood educators, which found 63.3% of Wisconsin centers are experiencing staffing shortages and that 79.8% of workers are facing burnout and exhaustion. The survey, conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, included responses from 1,173 Wisconsin child care providers.