The Cost of Child Care

Jan 25, 2018

This special 11th edition report and interactive map examines the cost and affordability of child care across the nation. Families in the United States are overburdened by the high cost of child care. About 60% if funding for child care in the United States comes directly from parents. In comparison, families pay only about 23% of the cost of a public college education, with the remainder subsidized by state and federal funding.