Updated December 2021
The onset of COVID-19 in the United States has led to a dramatic shift in the child care landscape. Beginning in March 2020, many child care businesses were forced to close their doors to stem the spread of the virus. Some have closed indefinitely. And while many centers have reopened since then, the emergence of new coronavirus strains continues to worry early-education professionals seeking to return to a pre-pandemic sense of normalcy.
That struggle to bounce back has been a roller coaster ride, as highlighted in our newest report that shows slippage in the numbers of centers achieving that return due to a recent spike in COVID-19 numbers, particularly the Omicron variant.
With 37,000 customers, Procare Solutions, the leader in child care management software, can offer an important and unique perspective on the recovering state of the child care industry. In this report, Procare provides data showing the impact of COVID-19 on trends in attendance at child care centers, including the recent drop in attendance from recent months.