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Student Parents Add Child Care to Their School Supply Lists

Unfortunately, students with children are especially unlikely to complete higher education programs within six years of enrollment and only 33 percent of those students will earn a degree or certification in that time. When compared to families with low-incomes, the disparity is even greater. Student parents devote more than 30 hours per week to dependent care and 88 percent of student parents live at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Line.

While the number of student parents has increased, and their incomes remain low, colleges have eliminated child care services which places the burden on parents to find safe, quality care while balancing their course schedule.

Read the entire article on Medium.

For more information about millennials and child care, and for affordability statistics on family child care, see our Millennials and the High Cost of Child Care research brief and map.

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