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Media Coverage | | NBC News, NBC Latino

Many Spanish-speaking immigrant caregivers feel left out of child care relief efforts

Latina providers say they stepped up for their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they’re looking for support.

Early Edge California’s Executive Director, Patricia Lozano, speaks with NBC News/NBC Latino about Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) providers.

Our Executive Director Patricia Lozano spoke with NBC News/NBC Latino about FFN providers, in particular Spanish-speaking immigrant providers who stepped up during COVID-19 to serve Latino immigrant communities, and the support they still need as our country emerges from the pandemic. 

Note: This story was published in partnership with The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom that reports on global issues affecting women.

“Ensuring that FFNs in Latino immigrant communities get support is critical to ensuring that women participate in the workforce after the pandemic, said Patricia Lozano, executive director of Early Edge California, a nonprofit organization focused on early education. ‘If FFNs are not able to [work], then it’s going to be harder for families to go back to work, especially women,’ she said.”

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