Over the past 40 years, American parenting culture has undergone a great change. Today, fewer than one in three children have a full-time, stay-at-home parent, while in 1975, only a generation ago, more than half of all children had a stay-at-home parent, usually the mother.
That has led to the rise of the organized childcare arrangement. Almost 25% of children under the age of five are involved in one and parts of the arrangement include a daycare service, nurseries, and preschools.
Whether they contribute more or less than the stay at home parent model, organized child care arrangements can substantially benefit children, particularly at-risk youth. These statistics show the value:
- 25% of at-risk children are more likely to drop out of high school if they do not get a quality presc