Working with Young ChildrenEarly ChildhoodThis covers the period from birth to 9 years of age.During this stage, growth is very rapid. Children develop a sense of self as well as language, social, emotional, problem-solving, and motor skills. Most research suggests that it is within this time period that the brain will “soak up”the most information.Changes in FamiliesWomen are becoming more educated.Married couples are having fewer children. 75% of kids have parents working or attending school outside the home. Two thirds of women with kids under 6 work outside the home.Many working women are widowed, single, sperated, or married to men with low salaries.Changes in Employers’ AttitudesEmployer sponsored child care is growing.Many offer child care assistance.Some offer temporary emergency back up arrangements if a child is sick. What would be the benefits for employers? List 7 benefits.1.Less sick days for workers2.Helps taxes3.Easier for scheduling4.Reduced turnover5.