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Understanding employed parents using informal child care [Executive summary]

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This executive summary presents the five findings from an online survey/poll in May 2022 of 1,000 parents who have a child ages 0-5 and use family, friend, and neighbor child care. Factors that influence parents’ selection of informal care are highlighted, including nontraditional work schedules, trust, cost, and safety concerns.

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