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Old 08-24-2012, 10:29 AM
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Some food for thought.....

The words spoken by primary caregivers to children in their early years account for 59% of the cognitive accomplishments of pre-school children

A child's development of social and emotional skills is directly related to the closeness of their relationship with their caregiver.
  • Percentage of mothers with children under 6 who are in the workforce 64%
  • Percentage of mothers with children under 1 who are in the workforce 57%
  • Percentage of children under age 6 living with BOTH parents 73%
  • Percentage of children under age 5 with working moms that work non-daytime hours 32% (3.6 million children)
  • Percentage of children under age 5 with working mothers who have multiple child care arrangements 25% (2.8 million children)
  • Percentage of parents who work in the private sector that have guaranteed unpaid parental leave through the Family Medical Leave Act 45%
  • Percentage of mothers who return to work within the first year after giving birth 64%
  • Percentage of child care referral requests for infants/toddler care 45%
  • Percentage of child care referral requests for pre-school care 30%
  • Percentage of child care referral requests for school age care 25%
  • Number of children who need care while their mothers work 11.3 million
  • Percentage of children between 5-14 home alone after school 19% (4.2 million)
  • Primary care arrangements for children under age 5
Grand parent 19%
Other Relative 6%
Child care center 18%
Pre-school 5%
Non-relative 4%
Family child care home 7%
Other 5%
  • Average numbers of hours per ,week children under age 6 spend in child care 36 hours
  • Number of Child Care Centers 118,947 (Accredited 9%)
  • Number of Family Care Homes 232,923 (Accredited 0.86%)
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