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latchkey

A key used to raise and throw back the latch of a door.
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Danish researchers say latchkey kids exercise less and suffer from a lack of sleep - all of which can lead to the pounds piling on.
I made a joke earlier in this column about being a latchkey kid.
"We brought Champions on board as a partner in 2010 to provide latchkey services in our four elementary schools up to grade 5, and they rented what was our early childhood building from us to open a preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds," says Burger, who says the partnership was a turnkey operation; Champions took care of all the details, from programming and activities to staffing and supplies.
Types of risks accepted: Commercial children's daycare centers, in-home (family) children's daycare centers, children's camps, Head Start programs, nursery schools, latchkey programs, foster care homes, mental health clinics, drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics, family counseling clinics, sheltered workshops, adoption agencies, Goodwill/Salvation Army and similar facilities, homeless shelters.
This could be a good thing for single mothers, provided they are given flexible work hours that don't turn their children into latchkey kids.
Kek manages to embrace his newfound freedom in America with the help of budding friendships with his teenaged cousin and Hannah, a fellow latchkey kid.
What do some latchkey children come home to - an empty house and nobody to interact with.
The final chapter deals with special issues such as "latchkey" children, non-English speakers, and Internet access.
A nation of latchkey kids was either being driven mad by angel dust or getting abducted by brainwashing cults.
Staff at the Scott Arms Methodist Church Latchkey Club are delighted with their latest cash windfall and have already decided where the money will be spent.
And, in collaboration with a local school, Way hopes to set up a "latchkey program, a whole afternoon curriculum." Neighbors will be welcome to gather in a "town hall" plaza to see dance projected on huge video screens.
Han Lee, the chair of the Board of the Kawasaki Cultural Centre showed us a Day Care Senior's Centre and a large drop-in facility for 600 latchkey children.