The child care/early childhood education system as we know it is severely strained. COVID-19 and current events will further strain our economy making it harder to sustain this industry and adequately care for and education our small children. Our children need this system to survive and thrives! Our children, working families and providers/educators deserve better. We need to come up with sustainable solutions that allow our children to thrive. This way of thinking/this model may hold some promise.