Childcare seems to be such an expensive bill for parents, and while I don't have any kids, I wanted to pass along this information. I work for an apartment community that is has locations all over the US. We are gov't subsidized and tend to have a lot of children on the property. Because of this, quite a few years ago the company created a non-profit department which provides free after-school programs for children aged 5-12, as long as the parents are residents. The rent isn't affected at all - the service is entirely free. They get off of the bus from school and walk straight to the program (it is on-site). At the end of the day, the children either walk home or are picked up by their parents. Our organization is mainly in the branches in Florida and Georgia, so this might only help those individuals in the area. I know we are one of the few companies that do this for apartment communities, but I wouldn't doubt if there are a few more out there if you research. It's definitely not too much to as for from your complex, as we do it for over 50 properties and keep it very low-budget but satisfactory. As for in-school hours, many parents within the community have been trading off their younger children during the days in a community effort for childcare. I'm not going to post the name of the company, but if you are interested, I can give you more information.