The Alameda County child care field is losing more than an estimated $18 million per month due to closures and under enrollment. Furthermore, the cost of providing care has dramatically increased. According to the Center for American Progress, the true cost of family child care is 70% higher and center-based child care is 47% higher on average due to additional COVID-19 health and safety requirements. Read the Februrary 2021 Alameda County Child Care Data Report to learn more.