Sermon Illustrations

Child Care: The nation’s largest childcare providers are the Roman Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention with nearly 10,000 childcare centers between them. Since ’97, the number of church-based childcare centers has risen by 26% versus a 19% increase in all U.S childcare centers. Recent research by Child Care Business magazine reveals that on any given day, nearly 1.5 million children attend weekly early childhood programs housed in religious facilities. 24% of all congregations provide daycare for very young children, and 18% offer after-school programs. Nearly 1 out every 6 childcare centers in America is housed in a religious facility. For every 1 child in Sunday School, 8 are enrolled in weekly daycare. The national center for Education Statistics reports that 56% of children ages 3-5 have attended center-based early childhood care and education programs. For children age 4 the rate is 66% and for 5 year-olds its 73%. In ’01, 64% of mothers with preschool-aged children were in the labor force. Of those mothers, 70% worked full-time and 30% part-time. (Church Business 3/03)

http://garydfoster.com

Related Sermon Illustrations

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media


The Lukewarm Church
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Church
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
What Is The Church
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template