COVID-19 Is exposing the child care crisis. and grandparents aren’t the solution | Opinion

Deborah Vandell, UCI professor and dean emerita and Kathleen McCartney write, “Grandparents are not a solution to the child care access and affordability problems faced by families. When we look back on the pandemic in search of silver linings, solving the child care crisis could be one of them. We owe nothing less to the next generation. We must build political will now—during this election cycle. Parents and grandparents alike need to reach out to our representatives in Congress to let them know we believe support for early care and education is a top priority for the country.”