First 5 Orange County provides data, information in Orange County Register article on how COVID has impacted the child care industry

“We won’t really ever fully understand.”

First 5 Orange County President/CEO Kim Goll was featured in a story in The Orange County Register detailing how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the child care industry in Orange County and left parents and providers scrambling to pick up the pieces.

According to data provided by First 5 Orange County, at least 29 child care centers and 107 home-based programs closed in Orange County during an 11-month window starting in March of 2020, reducing the number of local child care slots by 3,300.

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The pandemic messed up child care in Orange County; that problem is about to hit home