The amount of money a family has already cost how good of quality the child care is."The United States does not have a universal child care policy that assists with or provides child care services for all families.households must take on the total cost of paying for child-care services. A small percentage of US companies offer financial assistance to employees or provide subsidized access to on-site child-care facilities.(child care)
After the early childhood years, it can be difficult for some parents to reintegrate into the workforce. For most families, the yearly cost of child-care tuition costs more than the average four-year college, with US families spending, on average, approximately 8 percent of their monthly income on child-care center tuition. Many lower-income families must spend approximately half of their monthly income or more on child care.(Child care)
"Child care comes at a high cost for working families, and families must choose between dedicating a significant proportion of their household income to child care or having one parent leave the workforce to avoid the cost of care." (child care)
Child care costing so much causes there to be money problems around Macy's house hold. Macy's family is not the only family that deals with money issues due to having to take care of their kids. Georges and Almas family go through financial and child care problems throughout the novel.
looking out the window is like watching television. Only no one can tell you haven't paid your bill and their going to shut it off in thirty days.(NoNieqa, 19)
The amount of money a family should not affect the equality of a child's child care.
The average annual cost for child care in 2013 and 2014 is one of the highest on the carts of housing, college tuition, food, transportation and health care.
Activists and policymakers call attention to numerous areas in need of improvement if the United States is to be on par with other industrialized nations in terms of child care accessibility" (child care)
Others may believe that it is fair for those that do not have enough money to not get provided with child care. They might think that it is the parents falt for not bring in enough money.
Even after Macy's brother Zane was picked up by CPS Macy still has to fend for her self and many different ways. "The freezer is in a death spiral but is still cooling. I grab a orange juice cartoon jacked from the school cafeteria."( NoNieqa, 27)
Shouldn't we be supporting our future generations with the child care they need to grow in mind? Great minds are being put to wast just because of financial issues. All we have to do is make everyone life start out as equal as possible.
Financial aid for parents that can not afford child care is also a option. Steven Rhoads says "He recommends policies that allow families with children to keep more of what they earn. “It would be better to find ways to support families with young children more generally,”
The amount of money child care cost can lead to parents not being able to afford it then effecting the child in the future. “Studies indicate that there are real risk factors—anxiety, aggression, even when they get older, criminal behavior. It’s not a close call in most of these studies.” (Steven)
Ms, Lukas says “We should be thinking of ways to make child care more affordable for parents who need to use it, but the goal shouldn’t be to push more parents to make that choice,”
However it should not effect the child's future if their parent did not have a high income job when they where younger.
All the basic needs of a human should be easily met. Child care should be something that everyone deserves and gets a chance at. This may mean that we have to put our money differences to the side for once.