Cost of Child Care Report

The US and the High Cost of Child Care: 2018

Child Care Aware® of America’s interactive Cost of Child Care map allows you to actively engage and examine the cost and affordability of child care across states. This map shows the range in child care affordability for families with an infant in center-based child care. Click here to view the map.

Child Care Aware of America’s High Cost of Care: 2016 Report

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More than 11 million children younger than age five are in some form of child care in the United States. As Child Care Aware of America’s Annual High Cost of Child Care Report illustrates, the cost of child care varies widely across states and the cost of living in each state also affects the affordability of child care for families. To view Child Care Aware of America’s interactive Cost of Child Care Map and examine the cost and affordability of child care across the states, please click here.

County-level data for a selection of states, including New Hampshire, is also available along with print-friendly fact sheets with child care costs and affordability data for each state.

 

Please use the links below to download the most current reports:

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Parent and the High Cost of Child Care Report: click the picture to view.

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Parents and the High Cost of Child Care Appendices: click the picture to view.

 

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Social Media Toolkit: click the picture to view.

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Parent Tip Sheet: click the picture to view.