child care | KERA News

child care

State health officials are tracking overall numbers but providing little information about where and how the coronavirus has spread in Texas child care facilities.
Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune

With reported coronavirus cases in Texas child care facilities rising quickly, parents face terrifying uncertainty as they try to decide whether to entrust their children to child care centers.

The University of Texas Child Development day care center in Austin on April 6, 2020.
Eddie Gaspar / The Texas Tribune

As child care centers across Texas slowly reopen, reported COVID-19 cases among children and staff are rising even as the state eliminates temporary safety rules put in place to lower risks during the pandemic.

Day care center
Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

The Texas Workforce Commission voted Tuesday to begin phasing out temporary child care subsidy programs for low-income parents and essential workers started in response to the coronavirus pandemic, as Gov. Greg Abbott launches phase two of the state's attempted economic jump-start from coronavirus shutdowns.