Parentshave more time to spend with their kids.
High child care costs have significanteffects; some mothers are more likely to work full-time if childcare costs arehigh (Baum, 2002). In order for parents to provide for their children, they aregoing to want to work, spending less time with their children. From birth tokindergarten are the most crucial years in a child’s development (Walton,2016). Because of this, parents should be around their kids more when they areyoung. More families are beginning to hire nannies to take care of their kidsand clean the house, even when the parents are at home (Lewak, 2017).
To ensuremore time is spent with kids, subsidized child care expenses should beconsidered.Parentsdon’t have to worry and stress about who will take care of their kids. Manyparents are forced to send their children to less regulated child carefacilities, that aren’t as safe or reliable (Walton, 2016).
Some parents areforced to create a web of people having to watch their kids, so the kids end uphaving to adapt and not get into a routine and be around other kids (Walton,2016). On the other hand, many parents are feeling less stress when it comes totheir kids because of special programs that save them time and money(Feintzeig, 2016). If the government would subsidize child care costs, daycareswould be able to open and expand their programs to make it more accessible forparents to get their children in (Walton, 2016). They are also responsible totake off work when their kids cannot go to daycare because they cannot findanyone to watch their children. Parents sacrifice a lot for their children, ahealthy, working environment should not be one (Gross, 2017). To reduce thestress and strain on parents, child care costs should be subsidized. Parentshave more time to accomplish goals. At Benjamin Franklin High School, theystarted a program where teen parents can drop their kids off at the in-schooldaycare and are able to graduate, unlike most teen parents (Wenger, 2017).
Formost high school students, their main goal is to graduate. With the servicesvery few schools provide, teen parents are encouraged to achieve their goals.School based daycares show how they help students accomplish their goals byproviding these services (Wenger, 2017). Daycare helps teen parents build afuture because instead of staying at home they can keep going to school(Wenger, 2017). “To see some of thestudents that we were working with, we did not know if they were going tograduate because there were so many barriers (Wenger, 2017, p. A.1).
” Teenparenting is one of those barriers for some high school students. “Roughly,sixty percent of teen parents drop out of high school (Wenger, 2017, p.A.1).” Childcare costs along with the expenses of taking care of a child can get expensive.With subsidized child care expenses, more parents will be able to do thingsthey never imagined.Parentsare more likely to get paid more. “It is common for parents of just one child tobe paying thirty percent of their income or more for quality care (Walton,2016, p.
A.1).” With more money for other necessities, parents are more likelyto get paid more because they will not have to take off work to take care oftheir children. One in four mothers return to work after two weeks even thoughadvised to take at least six weeks because they are not able to cover childcare costs without money (Hamm & Glynn, 2016). “Families with an infant anda toddler pay an average or more than 32,000 dollars a year for daycarecenters, or 146 percent of the average income for a single parent in thecountry (“Child Care”, 2016, p. K.
6).” So parents do not have extra money toeven get their kids into a decent daycare because the cost of childcare is sohigh. When aid for low-income families is reduced, it forces child care centersto raise their rates to make up for lost income (Walton, 2016). The familiesthat are not able to cover their child care costs to begin with, they are moreresponsible to try to cover those costs the daycare had to raise, and most arenot.