Finding the right child care person for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Check out the concerns and experiences the author has about where you leave your child. As a single parent of three children, Prescott relays how she dealt with problems finding the right provider.
In the ebook are helpful questions to ask the caregiver before you leave your child. Tips to consider before you let your older child be in self care, also known as a latchkey kid. Plus information to have readily available for the occasional babysitter.
According to the U.S. Census 2010 report of 20 million children under age five, 13 million were in some form of child care while their parents worked, studied or played (2005 figures). Even with the 5 to 14 age group in school most of the day, other arrangements often need to be made during the hours before and after school. An estimated 14% are in self-care (latch-key kids).
The cost: You will spend a great proportion of your income on this care. Shouldn’t you get your money’s worth plus the peace of mind knowing your child is receiving the best care possible? The U.S. Census 2010 report (2005 stats) averages the cost of child care for a year was over $6,000 for one child.