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Afterschool in Milwaukee: Is it child care?

Afterschool programming has long been seen as a way of ensuring the safety of school-age children with working parents, and as a means of providing children with opportunities to enrich their environments and improve their school performance. In Milwaukee, where there are nearly 126,000 children between the ages of 5 and 18, where 73% of families with school-age children have all parents working, and where just 61% of 3rd through 8th graders are proficient in reading, the availability and quality of such programming takes on particular importance.

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