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1 Early Childhood Education Need for quality child care

2 Social & Economic changes have created a greater need for child care services. Early Education cover period from birth to nine years of age

3 Changes in Families Traditional family has changed; ◦ Women entered workforce  In 2010, among families with children,” the study notes, “nearly half (44.8 percent) were headed by two working parents and another one in four (26.1 percent) were headed by a single parent. As a result, fewer than one in three (28.7 percent) children now have a stay-at-home parent, compared to more than half (52.6 percent) in 1975  Seven in 10 (69.7 percent) working wives earn as much or more than their husbands in the bottom 20 percent of income distribution for all families. And about half (45.3 percent) of working wives are breadwinners in families in the middle of the income distribution, up from four in 10 (39.1 percent) in 2007 and only 15.2 percent in 1967.” ◦ Smaller family sizes ◦ Widowed, divorced, single, separated  From 1970 to 1996 8, the proportion of all children under age 18 who were living with two married parents decreased steadily from 85 to 68 percent. This share was stable during much of the late 1990s and into the 2000s, but by 2010 it was down to 66 percent.

4 Changes in Employer’s Attitudes Corporate or employer-sponsored child care ◦ Helps recruitment, morale, & productivity Offer child care assistance

5 Changes in Education Attitudes Children spend average of 30 hours per week Parents aware of developmental needs Want environments that promote growth & development Need for more trained teachers

6 What are the options for Care? Video

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