The American Dream or the American Balancing Struggle?

Child care management system

Familles in the United States face a difficult predicament. While society and that ever present and looming American dream dictate that certain milestones need to be met at certain times, such as college, the perfect career, marriage, the perfect home, and children. And many people step up to diligently follow that structure, and society continues to function as it is supposedly meant to. However more and more people are starting to realize that there is a pretty significant problem with that structure, and it has to do with child care.

Balancing work and family
With the way that things have developed, most aspects of the expected standard of living are not quite achievable on the wages of one job, even if it is a good, solid, well-paying career. This often means that either both parents are working long hours, or a single parent will often have to have more than one job. On the one hand, young couples are being asked when they are going to have their first baby, and yet when they do, they are condemned for spending enough time with their child. Society as whole has too many unrealistic stipulations that no one but the immediate family should have the power to imply or dictate. So whatever the situation is in your family, ignore what is expected of you, and instead figure out together what is right for you. If that includes daycare or after school programs for your children, then so be it. Find what is best for your child.

How home daycare software could revolutionize the system
We live in a day and age that has not only seen an increase in work hours and hectic schedules, but also an incredible advancement in technology and the way in which many businesses are run. Almost every company has an online presence, and just about everyone is connected or easily could be. As more and more facets of business, everyday life, education and interaction get combined, there are more and more opportunities to increase the ease of access to each of these things. When parents are on the go, rushing from daycare to work to the store to social or sporting events and more, things need to move quickly. So a daycare center that uses an efficient management system such as home daycare software is going to very quickly gain loyal families who are happy to bring in their children. Home daycare software can expedite the payment process and scheduling as well as keep accurate records and lists of attending children and their families.

Finding the perfect daycare for your little ones
Whether you are looking for a local, friendly center that provides optimum care and utilizes the efficiency of home daycare software, or your focus is more on a larger center that would give your child access to excellent social and educational development, you want to take the time to be sure you are choosing the right one. Many daycare centers will allow parents to visit with their child before making a decision, in order to gain a better understanding of the routine and practices of the place. With less than 33.3% of today’s children having a stay at home parent who is there full time, there are around 32.7 million kids across the country in some type of child care situation. This means that there are a great number of options available to you, and you want to find one that fits your schedule, financial abilities, and most importantly, your expectations for the care and continued development of your child during those times that you cannot be with him or her.

Finding the right child care can be difficult, and it is something that many families struggle with. Over 66% of people in the United States agree on the idea that the business for which they work, if not the government, should be doing a great deal more to assist in the funding of child care for working parents. The current system is far less than ideal, and is not conducive to building a close, strong, family unit.

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Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd, an investment banker, is a reporter and researcher for one of London’s leading media outlets. Formerly a trader and market maker at FTSE, she turned to media during the global recession. This website features some of her best and favourite articles, from all parts of the business world. Please let her guide you and your enterprise along the path to prosperity.