As we emerge from the turmoil and pain of the pandemic, parents in every corner of our region continue to deal with the alarming effects of COVID on children. The community institutions that partner with parents to support their children’s healthy development are also still reeling from the impact of COVID.
The lives of children and families would have been much worse had good public policy not served as a life preserver. While parents were unable to work and schools were shuttered, federal flexibility and funds coupled with the Herculean efforts on the part of municipal, county, and school leaders provided extraordinary protections for children.
Children First is releasing individual reports on the status of children in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, titled, “COVID’s Impact on Children: The Case For An Ambitious Rebound.”
Click the images below to download a copy of the reports as they become available.
Bucks County — Released September 2022
Chester County — Released Soon
Delaware County — Released September 2022
Montgomery County — Released September 2022
Philadelphia — Released August 2022