Media Contact

Contact: Diane P. Barber, Executive Director | 717-657-9000

Coverage and Statements

6-10-2020 Wall Street Journal | Day-Care Centers Are Reopening. Will Families Return? (Ruby Martin quoted)
6-9-2020Pennsylvania Cable Network | Coronavirus Impact … on child care (Interview between Larry Kaspar & Diane Barber)
6-9-2020Spotlight PA (published in numerous regional papers) | Some fear rush to dole out coronavirus relief dollars in PA could lead to waste, fraud – (Diane Barber quoted)
5-20-2020Keystone Crossroads (interview and published on state public TV stations) | Desperate PA child care providers to receive $51 million -- (Diane Barber quoted)
5-20-2020ABC 27 | Child care centers in the Midstate to open Friday: What you need to know (Diane Barber interviewed/quoted)
5-18-2020Keystone Crossroads | Child care centers in Pa.: bellwether for how tricky it will be to fully open the economy (Diane Barber, Jolie Cover, Board Member quoted)
4-13-2020 Keystone Crossroad | The residential child care’s dilemma: lose income or potentially expose families to coronavirus? (Diane Barber quoted)
4-9-2020  Morning Call | Opinion -- Readers react: Crisis threatens future of child care centers (Michele McEllroy, Board Member)
4-8-2020York Dispatch | It’s a dire situation: York County child care open to essential workers, despite risks (Diane Barber, Ruby Martin, Board Chair quoted)
4-8-2020  WHYY | Pa. lawmakers introduce bill to help shuttered child care centers (PACCA survey cited)
4-4-2020Morning Call | Lehigh Valley child care centers could collapse under coronavirus. Will federal aid rescue the industry (Diane Barber, Michele McEllroy, Board Member quoted)
3-30-2020 Philadelphia Inquirer | Philly’s day-care system is on the verge of a coronavirus collapse. Emergency cash is coming. Will it be enough? (Board Members Mary Graham, Ann O’Brien quoted)
3-28-2020 Child Care Compliance | Day Care operators confused over directives; reopening on hold (Diane Barber quoted)
3-27-2020Pennsylvania Capitol Star | New Pa. database tried to connect frontline COVID-19 responders to child care providers (Diane Barber provided background)
3-24-2020Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pennsylvania child care centers at the ‘breaking point’ due to mandated COVID-19 closures (Diane Barber quoted)
3-24-2020Pennsylvania Capitol Star | Child care providers seek $100 million in aid to ride out COVID-19 pandemic (Diane Barber quoted)
3-24-2020WHYY | Child care centers say coronavirus has them on brink of shutting (PACCA survey cited)
3-22-2020PA Post | PA child care providers dealing with ‘a lot of really, really sleepless nights and hard decisions (Diane Barber quoted)
3-19-2020 PA Post | Child care sector facing ‘potential collapse’ without new policies, advocate says (Diane Barber quoted)
3-18-2020Gant News | Are Child Care Providers ‘Essential’ Businesses? (Diane Barber quoted)
3-17-2020Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Gov. Wolf orders child care centers to close, but some can seek waivers (Diane Barber provided background)