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Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

Fraga Lynette M., Dobbins Dionne R., Haynie Kristina, Tercha Jessica, Bump Jen, Norton Maggie, Scott Krista, Rose-Malm Jessica, Springfield Jasmin, Stewart Jacob, 2018
Reports & Papers
As in previous years, we report on a variety of data related to the cost and affordability of child care. We provide statistics on the average cost of care for each state and the percent of median income married and single parents pay for child care…
Fraga Lynette M., Dobbins Dionne R., Draper Fitzgerald, McCready Michelle, 2017
Reports & Papers
This edition of Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2017 is a slimmer, more cost-focused report than in previous years. As we continue to dive into child care costs around the country and to explore the true cost of child care, we know that one…
Dobbins Dionne R., Tercha Jessica, McCready Michelle, Fraga Lynette M., 2016
Reports & Papers
The 10th edition of Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2016 includes a comprehensive literature review which describes key concerns underlying the complex issue of the high costs surrounding child care for families across the country. We…
Child Care Aware of America, May, 2015
Reports & Papers
This state-by-state compilation of statistics presents state-level averages of the number of families, children under 6, working mothers, child care sites, demand for types of care, child care prices, and workforce data for each state. The section…
Fraga Lynette M., Dobbins Dionne R., McCready Michelle, 2015
Reports & Papers
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2015 Report updates the previous report and uses 2014 data to describe the average fees families are charged for legally operating child care centers and family child care homes in each state and the…
Child Care Aware of America, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
This state-by-state compilation of statistics presents state-level averages of the number of families, children under 6, working mothers, child care sites, demand for types of care, child care prices, subsidy use, and workforce data for each state.…
Child Care Aware of America, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2014 report not only examines the high cost of care, but investigates potential solutions for providing high-quality child care to families who need it at a cost that they can afford. (author abstract)
Alaska. Child Care Program Office, 15 June, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of child care market rates and their geographic distribution across the state of Alaska in 2013 by provider type and child age, based on administrative data and a survey of 470 providers
Child Care Aware of America, 2013
Reports & Papers
A state-by-state study of the prices of center-based and family child care for infants, 4-year-old children, and school-age children in 2012, based on a national survey of state child care resource and referral networks and local child care resource…
Child Care Aware of America, 2013
Reports & Papers
An examination of national and state-by-state information on family characteristics and on child care availability, referral requests, prices, subsidies, and workers, based on a survey of state child care resource and referral networks and on…
Child Care Aware of America, 2012
Reports & Papers
A state-by-state study of the prices of center-based and family child care for infants, 4-year-old children, and school-age children in 2011, based on a national survey of state child care resource and referral networks and local child care resource…
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
A state-by-state study of the prices of center-based and family child care for infants, preschool-age children, and school-age children in 2010, based on a national survey of state child care resource and referral networks and local child care…
Alaska. Child Care Program Office, 15 June, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of child care market rates and their geographic distribution across the state of Alaska in 2011 by provider type and child age, based on a survey of 491 providers
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August, 2010
Reports & Papers
A state-by-state study of the prices of center-based and family child care for infants, preschool-age children, and school-age children in 2009, based on a national survey of state child care resource and referral networks and local child care…