As Baton Rouge Area residents begin the effort to reopen the economy, parents and guardians across the region are wondering two things: 1) where will my kids go when I go back to work, and 2) am I comfortable putting them in someone else’s care? Without access to safe and reliable childcare reopening concurrent with parents and guardians’ return to work, the nearly 40 percent of Baton Rouge Area households with children under age 14 may not be fully heading back to the workforce. BRAC’s latest analysis looks into the issue and the importance of reliable childcare to economic recovery.

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