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Who’s Watching the Kids? The Grand Plan Grandparenting Survey

Grandparents play a critical role in filling the gap as parents struggle to provide the best affordable care for their children. In fact, almost 1 in 4 children under age 5 is cared for on a regular basis by a grandparent. While grandparents are more than willing to help — and enjoy spending time with young ones — the child care arrangements can come with some challenges.