There are a lot things that working parents with children stress about.
One of the main ones is figuring out what to do with your child after school, until you get off.
With the help of grants and organizations, Central Texas schools are able to provide educational, after school programs, that help out a lot of families.
Like many working parents, Amanda Duckett, depends on after school programs five day out of the week.
"I want to be there, I don't want to miss anything, but unfortunately to make the kind of money I make, I have to work," said Duckett.
Which is why programs like this are so important.
"It really helps me out to know that it's safe," said Duckett.
From the second their let out of class, these kiddos head to the cafeteria where they'll learn, experiment and play.
"We try to make sure that kids have a place to do their home work and a place that they can succeed academically," said after school coordinator Abby Greenwald.
"there's someone to help them with their homework, which is really great, and so when I get home all we have to do is check over it," said working parent Andreia Foster.
And there's always a little time to release some of that energy.
Along with exercise and study time, the kids are also able to participate in activities like reading clubs, science and technology clubs, and dance.
"I think that most families appreciate that their kids are somewhere safe with people who are committed to them on all levels," said Greenwald.
And for Amanda, knowing her son is safe is her number one concern.
"There's always somebody crazy out there that's just waiting for the opportunity to catch a kid," said Duckett.
Everyone who works with the children have multiple background checks.
"It does give you a sense of relief and comfort that those persons have been screened well," said Foster.
And as they head home for the day, these mothers are happy knowing their pride and joys are safe and sound.
"The after school program is just more than I could ask for," said Duckett.