Outstanding Child Care is Priceless!
Beginning in the 1960s, there has been a growing need for daycare, as well as after school care in the United States. Unlike the days of Leave it to Beaver, most families can no longer make ends meet by relying on the income of one working parent. In 2013, more than 50% of the kids in childcare are the children of working mothers.
If it hasn’t already, it won’t be long before the concept of one parent support a middle-class family will be relegated to myth. This is especially true as mid-level professional positions continue to disappear, and are “replaced” by low-wage service jobs.
Regardless of their careers, or how much money they earn, more American parents than ever depend on some type of childcare. Even if their children are already in school, parents of younger children still require after school care.
Of course, there is also the question of preschool, kindergarten, and early childhood education. Although preschools have existed for decades, continued research into the positive impact of early education on child development has fostered a high demand for educational daycare programs. In fact, nearly half of American kindergarten teachers claim that most of their students enter kindergarten unprepared.
The top preschool and day care programs now teach kids the basics in the four core academic areas of reading, writing, science, and math. Thus, parents are paying for much more than day time supervision, but are actually investing in professional child development services.
While no parent enjoys having no choice but to place their children in the care of another person, research shows that children benefit socially from the experience. By choosing a leading daycare service, parents are actually doing what is best for their children. More can be found here.