Parents with current or past military service are more likely to use regularly scheduled child care for their preschool-aged children than parents without military experience.
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, 57% of children age 5 and under were in child care on a regularly scheduled basis. 59% of these children were in care for at least 25 hours a week.
- Preschool-aged children of parents with active-duty military experience were more likely than children of non-veterans to be in regularly-scheduled child care.
- Use of scheduled child care for preschool-aged children did not vary by respondent’s relationship status or health.
- 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