Childcare and Employment
Affordable part-time childcare/preschool through our local Park and Recreation Department is making it possible for me to help run our family business. I would be out of the workforce entirely, and our business would be suffering, were it not for this great community resource. There are very few issues that effect women of my age (twenties and thirties) more. I also know of several women who have had to reconsider their entire career because of the exorbitant cost of full-time care. I think current unemployment numbers veil the large numbers of women who have had to become stay-at-home mothers to accommodate rising childcare expenses and/or lowered wages.