Government Shut Down?!….. Now What? What will be the repercussions to parents and their childcare providers? Well, according to usnews.nbcnews.com, some are already finding out. As being reported in Bridgeport, Conn., some working parents are being left without childcare as they learned that their Head Start programs had been canceled. It was reported that approximately 1,200 children were left without anywhere to go.