From The Wednesday, September 23, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal
Before And After School Childcare Programs Undertaken In Schools
“Come on Susie, or we’ll miss the bus,” says Johnny, age 8, to his 6-year-old sister. They both scurry out the door, but then turn and stop – not to say goodbye to anyone, not to get or give a hug or kiss – but rather to lock their door, the same door they will have to unlock when their school day is over.
Like so many “real” children, Johnny and Susie have parents who must work. And it is children like Johnny and Susie who gave rise to latchkey programs.