The United States Needs More Funding for After-School Programs

Written by Continuing Education on June 29, 2017. Posted in Child care centers, Early education, Infant care bonita springs

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Very few children have a parent in the home on a full-time basis. While many mothers used to be able to stay at home to care for their children, currently, most need to be in the workforce. In some cases, fathers may choose to be the stay-at-home parent in order to care for their children; however, given the present economy, both parents usually need to be fully-employed. This situation is even more critical for single parents, especially when they don’t receive child support or other assistance.

Recent data shows that 70.5% of mothers are working. This includes 64.8% of mothers with 1 or more children 6 years of age or younger. While approximately 23.4% of children aged 5 and under are attending some type of day care program, preschool, or other organized child care situation, others don’t have a