Families >> Child Care >> 6 to 14 Years >> Relationship Status, Health, Military Service

School-aged children were more likely to be in regularly scheduled before- or after-school care if their parents were not in a couple relationship.

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.

  • Children 6-14 whose parent or guardian was not in a married or unmarried couple relationship were more likely to be in before-or after-school care than those whose parent was part of a couple.
  • Use of scheduled care for children age 6-14 did not differ by respondent’s health status or active-duty military service.