Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States: NACCRRA's National Parent Poll

February 4, 2009
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With nearly 12 million children under age 5 in some type of child care setting every week, the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) conducted a poll of more than 1,000 parents to find out their perceptions of child care, thoughts on minimum requirements for caregivers, the kind of care they use, including information on whether family or friends and neighbors are caring for their children, and if they are juggling work hours to take care of their children. Learn about what parents are looking for, what choices parents make, and what underlying assumptions they logically make.

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