Government, Financial Assistance, and Childcare
5 pages in length. Today's typical family is made up of two working parents and a child or two in either the public or private school system. If those children are old enough to tend to their own personal daily needs, the pressure is significantly reduced from the parents' long list of responsibilities; however, if even one happens to be too young for school, he or she requires round-the-clock supervision that the two busy parents just cannot provide. This is where childcare comes in, offering supervised sessions that are educational, socially productive and mentally stimulating. While this option is ideal for parents, it also presents a significant financial strain for many who are already on a tight budget. With more government assistance, parents would be better able to provide adequate childcare during their workday, as well as have the peace of mind that the child is receiving the necessary mental, physical and emotional stimulation so critical to the formative years. Bibliography lists 5 sources.