It is an undeniable fact of American life today that a large majority of women with children—married and single, with children of all ages from infants to teens—are working outside the home. Most of these mothers work full time or would like full-time work. The income that working mothers provide is crucial to supporting their families. Yet many mothers work in low-wage jobs that leave them struggling to meet their families’ basic needs. It is essential that all of these working mothers, including those in low-wage jobs, have access to affordable, high-quality child care that provides a safe and nurturing environment for their children during working hours.