Beth Green
Nelda Reyes
Lindsey Patterson
Elizabeth Tremaine
Deena Scheidt
Sandra Lau
Katherine Pears
Organizational Affiliation(s): 
Portland State University
AB Cultural Drivers
OSLC Developments, Inc.
Publication Date: 
June, 2020

In Fall 2020, remote interviews and listening sessions were held to learn from parents about their experiences and needs related to finding and using childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten sessions were held with Native American/American Indian, Latinx, African American, and rural families. Results highlighted family resiliency in a time of tremendous stress, and showed the ways that families were managing to balance work, family, and child-specific needs, despite job loss and escalating costs of care. Families shared they relied on a “patchwork” of family, friends, and neighbors to provide child care, and felt the quality was low.

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Beth L Green
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