Parents who work outside traditional business hours are often lost in the national conversation around child care.
By Sally Ho, Associated Press
When it comes to paid family leave, the United States lags behind every other developed country in the world. Hillary Clinton has stressed childhood issues for decades and has proposed 12 weeks of paid leave and universal preschool. Meanwhile, Donald…
By PBS NewsHour
Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump.
By Associated Press
Science tells us that critical brain development in children begins well before kindergarten, so their care and education prior to starting school matter. But the very foundation of effective early education -- child care providers -- often struggle to earn…
By PBS NewsHour
It’s time we acknowledge that working parents have two jobs — the one at work and the one at home — and both are equally important to our economy.
Two out of every three American children under the age of 5 whose parents both live together need child care because both parents work. The average cost for two kids -- an infant and a 4-year-old -- in a child…
In most of the country, child care is the most expensive part of the family budget. Infant care now costs more than state college tuition in many places. But while it might demand a luxury price, offering important advantages to…
The high cost of child care is squeezing many low-income parents who want to work full-time but have to stay home with their children because they cannot afford appropriate care for their kids.
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