A May 2023 report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) found that year-round child care is more expensive than in-state tuition at any University of Wisconsin school.
More than half of Wisconsin child care providers in a new survey say they’ll have to raise tuition without continued state support next year, and more than one in 10 say they might have to shut down.
Supplemental funding that has helped Wisconsin child care providers improve pay for their employees and hold down tuition costs for the families of children in their care will be cut in half starting in June.
When the COVID-19 pandemic made filling job openings even tougher than it had been for years, Tina Kowalczyk decided to see what Schreiber Foods could do to help employees with child care.
The year 2023 has just begun, but Wisconsin operators of licensed child care programs and the parents who depend on child care so they can go to work are looking ahead nervously to 2024.
With low pay and precarious outside support, child care centers continue to struggle to find workers, making it harder for other employers to hire the parents of young children, a new national survey finds.