This month, the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast returns to the Pandemic Perspective series and explore the state of the childcare system in Pennsylvania during the pandemic. We discuss the challenges and opportunities to funding, access, and quality for the childcare system.
We spoke to Karen Grimm-Thomas, director of external relations at the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), and Philip Sirinides, associate professor of education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education and director of the Institute of State and Regional Affairs (ISRA) at Penn State Harrisburg, about the impact that the pandemic has had on childcare providers and families throughout Pennsylvania.
Listen to the full episode here.
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