An organization called United Way for Greater Austin studies child care in Central Texas and their records show 64 child care centers in Travis County closed during the pandemic.

“All of the centers were struggling and hurting during this pandemic,” said Director Child Care Contracts for Workforce Solutions Capital Area Nicole Robinson.

As of April, a third of those centers had still not reopened. “We’re looking at creative ways to continue to provide those supports that were so desperately needed during the pandemic,” said Robinson.

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