School-Age Child Care Surveys and Rate Setting
Once young children reach school age, parents often think the challenge of finding quality child care is behind them. However, many working parents come to realize that finding quality child care for their school-age children can be just as challenging, if not more so. Child care providers also face unique challenges in staffing a program that meets the demand for affordable school-age child care slots.
This new practice brief developed by NCASE explores the ways that Child Care and Development Fund Lead Agencies can play a significant role in mitigating the challenges for low-income working parents who need school-age child care.