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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…

Child Care Aware of America, September, 2020
Other
These appendices provide data related to the main report: child care market rates for center-based and family child care, by child's age and by state.
Jessen-Howard Steven, Workman Simon, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides state data concerning demographics, child care cost (center-based), subsidy receipt, workforce wages, and economic benefit estimates based on increased…
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…
Child Care Aware of America, 2018
Other
These appendices provide all rankings, reported costs, and affordability percentages related to a 2018 state-by-state study of the cost of center-based and family child care for infants, toddlers, 4-year-old children, and school-age children.
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides state data concerning demographics, child care cost (center-based), subsidy receipt, workforce wages, and economic benefit estimates based on increased…
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…
Fraga Lynette M., Dobbins Dionne R., Draper Fitzgerald, McCready Michelle, 2017
Executive Summary
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…
Child Care Aware of America, 2017
Other
The appendices for a state-by-state study of the cost of center-based and family child care for infants, toddlers, 4-year-old children, and school-age children in 2016, based on a national survey of state and local child care resource and referral…
Workman Simon, Troe Jessica, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides state data concerning demographics, child care cost (center-based), affordability, and percentages of child care providers participating in the state's…
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, 2016
Other
The appendices for a state-by-state study of the cost of center-based and family child care for infants, 4-year-old children, and school-age children in 2015, based on a national survey of state and local child care resource and referral networks…
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…
Fraga Lynette M., Dobbins Dionne R., McCready Michelle, 2015
Executive Summary
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 District…