Report finds childcare costs still on the rise

Report finds childcare costs still on the rise

Report finds childcare costs still on the rise

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by WHAS11/News Release

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

(WHAS11) -- A new report finds the cost to provide childcare -- is getting unaffordable for many families.

"Child Care Aware of America" found the annual cost of infant care was up two percent last year.  Daycare costs for a four-year-old were up more than four percent.

Daycare for one child costs more than the average rent payment in about half of the United States.  Child care costs exceeded rent payments in all 50 states when parents had to pay for two children.

According to the report, the 10 least affordable states (in ranked order) for full-time center-based infant care in 2011 were: New York, Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Click to see the full report by "Child Care Aware of America."
 

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