Privately run child care centers in New York City can reopen as early as Monday, about three months after the coronavirus forced 3,000 programs to shut their doors.

Program leaders had been lobbying to reopen their businesses, arguing that child care is essential to getting the economy humming again.

Allowing programs to reopen means they may now benefit from state grants to help pay for the costs of rebooting child care centers, such as acquiring more space to comply with social distancing requirements.

Christina Veiga/Chalkbeat After being shut down for three months, child care centers in New York City are allowed to reopen starting Monday. But providers say they have had little time or guidance to prepare to serve children again. This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization […]

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