May 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Reponse Update
Thank you for your continued support of Preschool Promise during this incredibly challenging time! Montgomery County’s children and families are so lucky to have such passionate supporters.
On May 14, Governor DeWine announced that child care will be permitted to re-open, starting May 31, under new strict and costly health and safety rules. Child care providers are eager to be there for children, families and employers. But nearly all are worried that they will not be able to stay afloat. Unquestionably, some will close.
How many? No one knows, but the outlook is frightening. Ohio cannot successfully re-open and get back to business without affordable, accessible, quality child care. While it’s critical we protect children and child care professionals, we also have to find a way to pay for that protection.
The following are questions we’re getting from families and providers. We wanted to pass on this information to you as well. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts.