Connections: Discussing the staffing crisis in the child care industry
The child-care industry is down more than 126,000 workers. That's according to the Washington Post. Staff members are leaving the industry for higher-paying jobs and better benefits. This has economic impacts -- with fewer workers, fewer children can be cared for, and more parents must leave the workforce to stay home with them.
The staffing crisis is impacting the Rochester region. We discuss it with our guests:
- Pete Nabozny, director of policy for The Children's Agenda
- Rosa Marie Curtis, president of Marvelous Mind Academy
- Jeff Pier, executive director of the Child Care Council
- Bridget Shumway, president of Generations Child Care