KC Chamber: With 40% of child care businesses closed, city nears crisis

Joe Reardon, CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, said 40% of all child care businesses across the city have closed because of Covid-19.

For parents that means spending months — if not years — on waiting lists.

The regional chamber described the child care problem across this city as almost reaching a crisis level.

“A lot of places are wait-listed for a really long time,” said Morgan Reed, who struggled to find care for her child who’s due in a few weeks. “And it was just…

Joe Reardon, CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, said 40% of all child care businesses across the city have closed because of Covid-19.

For parents that means spending months — if not years — on waiting lists.

The regional chamber described the child care problem across this city as almost reaching a crisis level.

“A lot of places are wait-listed for a really long time,” said Morgan Reed, who struggled to find care for her child who’s due in a few weeks. “And it was just…

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