As parents retire from child care, some parents are leaving the industry to seek out other careers.
The decline in the number of child care workers in the United States has put a dent in the numbers of child caregivers.
Child care workers are the ones responsible for taking care of children, and the numbers have been steadily declining since the early 2000s.
As a result, many parents have been forced to work part-time or take on jobs that offer little or no job security.
Some parents are even finding it more difficult to stay in the workforce as a result of their children’s work schedules.
“It’s a challenge for them, it’s a real challenge,” said Lisa St. Clair, the president of the Child Care Aware Network, an organization that helps parents transition from child to care provider.
“They have to juggle their jobs and responsibilities, and that’s a big deal for them.”
The decline In addition to the growing number of children at home, the number and the pay for child care work has declined across the country in recent years.
Childcare workers in some states are now making more than minimum wage.
The New York State Department of Labor reports that child care providers are making $16.86 an hour for full-time workers, while child care aides in Florida make $15.82.
Child advocates say this is not a fair wage for the work they do.
“The pay for a child care aide is still not comparable to the work that parents do,” said Kristina Dejean, president and CEO of Child Care Alliance, an advocacy group.
“What they’re really missing is the real pay that they can make as parents.”
According to Dejé, a lot of child support is being owed to parents.
The amount owed on child support for a noncustodial parent is often in the thousands of dollars.
And even with the higher wage, child care agencies are still making less than $9.25 an hour, and many are working full-timers.
Some child care facilities in some cities, like the San Francisco Bay Area, pay their child care staffers less than minimum-wage.
“I think we have a very poor standard of living for working parents,” said St. Claire.
The rising cost of childcare The rising costs of child-care services have been one of the main reasons for the decline in child care in the U.S. Child-care costs are increasing faster than the economy.
The cost of childcare has increased by over $8 billion since 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This means parents who are unable to make ends meet are now having to spend more time at home.
“We’ve seen a very large increase in the costs of childcare in the past decade,” said Dejian.
“In a lot more places than just New York, California and other parts of the country.”
St. Louis has seen a spike in costs as well.
Between 2000 and 2010, the cost of a child-based child care service increased by nearly 70 percent.
Child services are also becoming increasingly costly.
Between 2010 and 2015, child services across the U:ncestry costs increased by more than 1,300 percent.
This increased expense is partially due to the high cost of maintaining and staffing child care centers, and partially due an increased number of out-of-pocket expenses.
Child Care Advocate Lisa St Clair says it’s not just child care costs that are driving parents to look elsewhere.
“Child care is an incredibly expensive industry and we’re seeing it increase in cost in every single state across the nation,” said the president and founder of the nonprofit organization.
Child Advocate Lisa says that as more parents seek other employment opportunities, their child-rearing needs will become more urgent.
“If you’re in a position where you have two kids, you don’t have time to raise them, and you don,t have the time to have a job,” she said.
St. Clay says that if the economy continues to decline, she expects many parents will have to find other ways to support their children.
“When parents can’t get their kids to school, when parents can no longer afford to have their children, when people cannot make ends serve, the parents that have a child will be the parents who have to make that sacrifice.”