Parents balance risks, needs as child care centers reopen

SEATTLE (AP) — It’s the day care dilemma central to rebooting American life amid the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing unlikely among babies and toddlers, parents of young children across the country are debating the health and safety risks inherent in child care centers, and weighing what few alternatives they have to balancing their family and work. Many states have issued new health and safety guidelines for licensed providers meant to help minimize infection risks. Experts say families should consider their specific risk factors and risk tolerance, check their daycare for guidelines and frame their choices.