Chicago parents: What are you doing for child care this summer?

Several children play on a green and yellow outdoor play structure in Chicago.
Child care can be a challenge. Chalkbeat wants to hear about what you’ve been doing for child care this summer. (Youngrae Kim for Chalkbeat)

Finding child care for the summer is no easy task. In 2022, the ongoing pandemic, staffing shortages, rising costs, and the return to in-person work has made the endeavor even more challenging. So how’s it going? 

Chalkbeat Chicago wants to hear from local parents who have children under 10 about what you are doing for child care this summer and any issues you’ve encountered. We’re looking for input by Tuesday, July 19. Our submission form is below. If you prefer a phone call, you can also reach our reporter Eileen Pomeroy at (717) 816-8032. Questions? We’re always listening at community@chalkbeat.org.

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