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As a partial solution to parental concerns about latchkey children, some schools, churches, and synagogues offer after-school programs for children who would otherwise spend several hours at home alone.
Such children are sometimes called "latchkey children" because they are usually given a key to the house or apartment so that they can let themselves in when they get home.
Latchkey child-A child who must spend part of the after-school day at home without supervision while the parents are at work.