In 2011, fewer than 1 in 5 King County school-aged children were in before- or after-school care.
Parents depend on child care when they are at work and unable to care for their children at home. They seek affordable, high-quality child care that offers enriching experiences and convenience of scheduling and location.
In a 2011 countywide survey, 17% of school-age children (ages 6-14) were in regularly scheduled before- or after-school child care. 14% of these children were in care for at least 25 hours a week.
- Use of regularly scheduled care did not vary by respondent’s age, race/ethnicity, gender, country of birth, or first language.
- In addition, use of regularly scheduled care did not vary by region: 15% in the North Region, 25% in Seattle, 15% in the East Region, and 17% in the South Region (data not shown).
- Child Care
- Child Care: Notes & Sources
- Birth to 5 Years
- 6 to 14 Years
- Employment Benefits
- Employment Benefits: Notes & Sources
- Standard Benefits
- On-Site Child Care
- Child Rearing
- Reading/Telling Stories