By Barbara R. Bergmann, Suzanne Wiggans Helburn
The revolution in women’s lives has created an unheard of call for for non-parental baby care, and sparked a becoming baby care run by means of either private and non-private prone. during this ebook, esteemed economists learn the reasons and strength remedies of the kid care difficulties that face this nation at the present time. Writing for policymakers, mom and dad, and services alike, Suzanne W. Helburn and Barbara R. Bergmann give you the first in-depth examine the kid care undefined, settling on an important difficulties equivalent to caliber of care and the excessive price of even mediocre care. in addition, the authors establish assets for change–including better regulatory systems on prone and providers of care–and extra executive subsidies. America’s baby Care challenge examines the perspectives of key gamers in all aspects of the kid care undefined: CEOs, politicians, coverage advocates, beginning administrators, baby care companies, and oldsters; and gives particular recommendation and guidance for folks to take advantage of while deciding upon care. The ebook is helping mom and dad comprehend the hidden expenses of kid care; the professionals and cons of kid care facilities as opposed to care by means of nannies, kinfolk, and family-run facilities; and chance signs that point out a low caliber of kid care.
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The parents pay no fees, regardless of their income. The buildings and classrooms are pleasant and well maintained, and the quality of the care and instruction appears to be good. Children may be enrolled as soon as they are toilet-trained and attend until WHAT SHOULD A NEW CHILD CARE SYSTEM LOOK LIKE? 43 they enter first grade at age six. There are enough places to accommodate all children presented for enrollment. Before- and after-school care is well organized and inexpensive, so the system serves the needs of working parents.
With some facilities possibly open later. The program would be administered within the public school system and, where possible, located in public schools. He proposes before- and after-school and vacation care for school-aged children to the age of 12, with summer programs as well. In Zigler’s plan, schools would not care for children under three, who would presumably be served by the present types of providers. ” In addition to formal schooling and child care, such a school would provide many other services that families with children need, such as home visitation programs, health referrals, and nutrition education.
A quarter of the nation’s children live in families in a similar situation or close to it. The question at issue is whether we as a nation want to insure that such children and their parents do not have a lower-thanpoverty-line standard of life. AFFORDABILITY FOR BETTER PAID PEOPL E We now consider the situation of families with more than minimum-wage earnings and ask about the cogency of increased government help with child care 28 AMERICA’S CHILD CARE PROBLEM costs for them. 1. This family’s wage income is almost three times that of the single mother in our previous example.
America's Child Care Problem: The Way Out by Barbara R. Bergmann, Suzanne Wiggans Helburn