Family care remains the most common type of child-care arrangement across all marital and employment statuses. Since additional funds to states from the stimulus through the Child Care and Development Block Grant have expired, families who are eligible for assistance may not receive it. More than two-thirds of Americans agree that the government or businesses should be doing more to help fund child care for working parents. Low-income families spend a much larger portion of income on child care. The average monthly income for a family making less than $1,500 per month was $938 in 2010.
In today's society, more and more families are relying on some type of child care arrangement in order to meet the competing demands of work and family. In 1997, 29.1 million U.S. families had children under the age of 14. In more than half of these families, either both parents worked or the family was headed by a single working parent. Three out of five mothers with children under age six work outside the home.
Childcare workers take care of children while their parents are working or away. Working in childcare centers, or out of their homes, childcare workers take keep children safe and care for their everyday needs. This includes diapering babies and toddlers, feeding, dressing, grooming, medical appointments or other activities, and making sure homework gets done.
Information on Child health strategies is desired by all of us. Both as children and parents, we face a lot of questions on the path of children’s growth and development. I do not yet know parents who are totally satisfied with the health of their children. The worry starts from fetal growth onward.
Child Care Information Services (CCIS) is a private, non-profit agency, incorporated in 1993. Our mission is to assist families in obtaining and sustaining quality child care. Our primary activity is the management of the state subsidized child care program for low-income residents of Northampton County through a contract with Northampton County Human Services. The purpose of the program is to provide subsidized child care funding for children of eligible families at the child care provider of the parent's choice. Approximately 2,000 Northampton County children, enrolled with more than 350 child care providers, benefit from the program each day.
Child care, child minding, or daycare is the caring for and supervision of a child or children, usually ranging from age six weeks to age thirteen. Child care is the action or skill of looking after children by a day-care center, nannies, babysitter, teachers or other providers. Child care is a broad topic that covers a wide spectrum of professionals, institutions, contexts, activities, social and cultural conventions. Early child care is an equally important and often overlooked component of child development. Child care providers can be our children's first teachers, and therefore play an integral role in our systems of early childhood education. Quality care from a young age can have a huge impact on the future successes of children.