“It Kind of Broke All of Us.” Navigating Child Care and Employment in the Era of COVID-19: Parents and Caregivers Tell Their Stories.

“It Kind of Broke All of Us.” Navigating Child Care and Employment in the Era of COVID-19:  Parents and Caregivers Tell Their Stories.

In the fall of 2021, GEEARS commissioned a series of four focus groups with parents of young children from across Georgia. Click here to read the full report from the focus groups.

These focus groups followed the statewide survey of working parents and caregivers from the fall of 2021. The report shares the experiences of parents with young children that were often frustrating and sometimes disheartening. The report also explores parents’ suggestions for policies and workplace practices that center families with young children—instead of forgetting them.