In the modern economy, having two incomes is essential in most households – this is especially true in cities like Seattle where the cost of living is ever increasing. This means that neither parent is available to remain home and care for the child themselves.
Finding convenient, affordable, and quality child care is next to impossible.
For Seattle families, if there is a quality child care provider close to home whose hours are compatible with your schedule, it likely costs around $1,800 per month (some as much as $2,500 or more per month) and has a wait list a few hundred children long. This results in compromising one of the other characteristics to get a lower price.
Families shouldn’t have to compromise.
At Northwest Scholastic our long-term goal is to bridge the gap between the supply and demand for convenient, affordable, quality child care because every child deserves equal access to the foundation that early childhood education provides.
“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”