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Given that in the U.S. 61% of married-couple families are dual income and nearly a quarter are single-parent homes, solving the after-school care gap is a real and pressing need for working parents. In fact, the demand for after-school sitters significantly increases in August on as parents navigate the transition from summer to the juggling act of coordinating school drop-offs and pickups while managing their work responsibilities.

Wes Burke, CHRO of Care,com, an online marketplace for care of your whole family, believes that employers can create a support system to help parents take the back-to-school season in stride.

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