Child Care One of the biggest challenge working parents have to face today is finding affordable child care. According to how much is it, the average monthly cost for child care in the state of Kentucky is between 355 and 505 dollars, (par. 5). Even though Kentucky is considered to be one of the states that has lower child care cost, the state of Kentucky’s income is much lower than other states. The latest Consumer Price Index figures (released in April 2010) show that in the last 12 months, child care costs have increased by 12%. This may seem disturbing to parents because a lot of the working parent’s income is going into child care. While our income has stayed the same, the cost of child care is going up. According to the Circle of Moms, “in the past 10 years, the cost of child care has increased twice as fast as the median family.” Only when our government steps in and takes action can the issues be solved. Child care for the working parents should have some kind of government funded program. The only requirement should be that the child receiving the care has parents that are employed. Yes there are funded programs for child care, but the requirements barely meet the needs of the middle class. There needs to be some kind of program so that the middle class can receive help. According to a 2010 study by the National Association of Child Care Resource Referral Agencies, “a center base daycare for two children is indeed more expensive than rent or a mortgage payment.”(Armstrong, par. 4) Should child care cost more than what it cost to pay for a roof over your head? According to how much is it, “for a single parent of one child who works a standard forty-hour work week, at an average of eight dollars per hour they will gross 320 per week.” (par. 8)After the average of a 150 dollar deduction a week for child care, they are left with about 170 dollars per week for meals, transportation, housing, and taxes. Even in a family with two working adults these expenses can be unmanageable. For parents with multiple children, these expenses and weekly rates are not decreased per child. According to how much is it, a parent with two children will pay an average of 300 dollars a week, (par.5) This only leads to more parents quitting their jobs and staying home because the cost is just too much. If they are only making an average of eight dollars per hour, their whole entire check will go to daycare. I think that is when they ask their self if it is even worth it when they can stay home with their children and know that they are safe and being well taken care of. When the parent chooses to simply quit working it leads to increasing the welfare payout, or they may have to look for less qualified providers for their children just to save a few dollars. Many will argue that child care is an investment just like any other, such as a new car or a new home; these expenses are to be expected when conceiving a new child. Financial circumstances can change without control. Sometimes we have unexpected troubles that we may not have planned to happen. If a parent is suddenly forced to take a new job with lower pay, the weekly child care price does not change. It is impossible to plan out your finances from the time a child is born until the reach maturity. The careers are limited that allow the parent to take the child to work with them. Very few employers have a day care center at their work. Most of the time parents cannot simply afford the cost and are unable to continue working, which leads to them being forced to use the welfare system. Parents who were opposed to public care would still be able to seek care elsewhere. The public care system should be made available to parents who need it but in no way required. The public centers should offer an adult-to-child ratio that encourages the best opportunities for development in a safe setting. Providers should have good credentials; have routine drug screenings and criminal
Why should a woman from a lower working class background be seen to care less for her child than a woman of a higher working class? The author is precise in saying: We can’t continue to divide the culture into us and them, their problems and ours (Rogers, 2014). In god’s eyes all humans are equal, regardless of their gender, race or working class. Why should a lower working class woman be on the verge of losing her job because she needs to take a day from work to take care of her sick child?…
The course code and course title: POLI3001 Organizations, Politics and Society
My tutorial day and time: Thursday 12:00-13:00
My tutorial name: Gazi Hossain
Due day: 23 August
As economy expansion in recent decades, China becomes a severe threaten to other countries, especially to USA which is the most powerful country in the post-cold war world (Zhao, 2007).…
Entrenched within the stories of these families’ lives, the authors explore themes and key issues which permeate many discussions of poverty, including gentrification of neighborhoods, credit card debt, lack of health care, childcare and education challenges, and the complex web of family relationships which serve as a support system for those who need it most.…
Many men will remain reluctant to assume the responsibilities of primary or shared caretaking until childcare
becomes genuinely valued and socially recognized. Yet, because of a gender stratification system that tends to
place less value on work traditionally performed by women, childcare will not be considered important work
until men participate more fully.
Many men depend on their wives to facilitate their relationships with their children.…
WILLMOTT AND YOUNG – they find segregated conjugal roles in working class families.
1) their study was done in the 1950s which is out of date.
2)they found that men were the breadwinners – men weren’t involved in home life or anything like that
3) found that women were full time housewife’s and mothers.
THE SYMMETRICAL FAMILY
They take a MARCH OF PROGRESS VIEW as they see the family improving for all the members in the family making it more equal and democratic.…
Both children in Childcare.
Parents living at home.
Moderate extended family.
Upper middle class.
Both parents academics.
No Religious beliefs.
Ages – 4 & 2 years.
Both children in Childcare.
Both parents living at home
Large extended family.
Several aunts and uncles.
Middle to upper middle class.
No Religious beliefs.
Strong family values.…
Glamour magazine recently posted (Florsheim, 2014), ‘8 Essential Tips for Getting Ahead in Your First Job’, they leave out all mention of how to attack the issue of child care or the fact that women may be treated differently to their male counterparts.
In particular there’s three groups of women I wish to identify, those that have children and engage in paid employment, those which have children and do not take part in paid employment and lastly those that do not have any children.…
Childcare workers must be trained in CPR and First Aid to care for children. “One mandatory requirement that any child care worker must undertake is obtaining CPR & First Aid certification” (Morris, 2009, Para. 6). Weaknesses would include the amount of caregivers on site at each time. Because state requirements require that one caregiver per number of children will determine how many children the center can care for at one time.…
Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood
Pedagogy and Play (Birth to 5 years)
Unit lecturer or tutor
Design, conduct and report on interviews with parents
□ No □ Yes
Is this a resubmission?
□ No □ Yes
I certify that the attached material is my original…
Demand growth for the industry will be particularly evident among women who return to the workforce
Barrier to entry and exit
The Day Care industry has a low level of concentration and is largely composed of non-employing industry operators. As a result, there are no major players in this industry. Over the past five years, the number of companies offering day care has continued to grow, supported by continuing demand for child care services and low barriers to entry.…