The Pioneer Press sums up a recent report: A single mom with the median income of $27,000 spends half her income on full-time child care. A two-parent family with median income of $86,000 spends nearly a third.
Cost of child care exceeds college tuition in Minn.
A new national report shows it costs more to place an infant in a Minnesota day care center than a year of state college tuition, the Star Tribune reports. The advocacy group Child Aware of America names Minnesota the nation's second costliest state for center-based day care. The newspaper writes one year of infant care in a center cost $13,579 in Minnesota, while one year for a preschooler cost $10,470. In 17 states, a year of infant care cost less than $8,000.