School-aged children were more likely to be in regularly scheduled before- or after-school care if their parents were employed, college graduates, or earning $75,000 or more a year.
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 in families with income at or above $75,000 were more likely than those in lower-income families to be in scheduled before- or after-school care.
- Children whose parent or guardian had a college degree were more likely to be in care than children of high school graduates.
- Children whose parents were employed were more likely to be in scheduled care than children of those who were unemployed or not in the labor force.